Heroin defendant sent to jail for multiple probation violations

Cary Ashby • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:56 PM

A Wakeman heroin defendant admitted to six probation violations Monday.

David G. Snyder, 44, of 5810 E. U.S. 20, Lot 153, has been in the Huron County Jail since Aug. 6. He was sentenced to a 90-day term Monday, but with credit for the time he's already been behind bars, he has 63 days left to serve.

As part of his three years of intensive probation, Snyder must reimburse authorities $35 for the cost of drug testing. He also was fined $250 and had his driver's license suspended for six months.

On Oct. 18, the defendant was granted intervention in lieu of conviction. That means if he didn't violate the terms of his probation, the court would dismiss the charge and he wouldn't have a conviction on his record.

However, due to subsequent probation violations, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway imposed a conviction for possession of heroin Monday. The fifth-degree felony is for a March 26, 2013 incident.

"He did a couple five-day stretches," said Huron County Public Defender David Longo, referring to time Snyder spent in jail while on intervention.

Snyder admitted to testing positive for opiates during a March 14 drug screen at the jail and another one Aug. 6. On July 29, he failed to inform his probation officer he had been prescribed narcotics. Also, there were multiple times Snyder didn't report for scheduled office visits. Longo said his client had some work conflicts and transportation difficulties.

The defendant also admitted he violated his probation by only attending one drug treatment-related session since July 9.

Any further violations of his community control sanctions could result in a one-year prison term.

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