Heroin dealer sent to prison

Man who recently gained custody of his son and daughter says he will "take punishment for what I did."
Cary Ashby
Nov 20, 2012

A Willard man was sentenced to 11 months in prison for selling heroin to a confidential informant.

Jeffrey L. Collins, 39, of 2948 Neal Zick Road, Lot 31, pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin Monday.

In exchange, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said the state agreed not to pursue any drug possession charges related to an Aug. 14 incident. Police seized medication belonging to the defendant's mother; defense attorney Tim Dempsey requested that evidence be released to her.

Collins sold .4 grams of heroin to a confidential informant used by the Huron County Sheriff's Office, Woodruff said. The controlled purchase happened Feb. 3.

"I know what I did was wrong," said Collins, who recently gained custody of his son and daughter. "I'll take punishment for what I did."

"Mr. Collins is no stranger to the criminal justice system," Woodruff told Judge Jim Conway.

The defendant has at least four prior felony convictions, including for burglary, attempted escape and driving under the influence. Collins also has been to prison.

"The county is plagued by heroin (offenses)," said the judge, who followed Woodruff's recommendation for an 11-month prison term.

Comments

SaraMac

So NR, WHERE are the children??

cooker

Wow...the judge even said the county is plagued by heroin. And yet he still lets them off the hook with a slap on the wrist. At least this one he sent to prison. Probably won't change the guy
- hasn't in the past. But good start.

swiss family

I am curious as to what and why the Judge considers to be an offense that gets someone Prison time.We have seen people here with the very same crimes but that get sent to the "rehab" house, so why is this gay and this case different??Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled that the Judge FINALLY sent one of them off to prison , where they belong.. but why are the other similar offenders not treated the same way????.. Maybe my Uncle was right when he told me that to find the solution and the connections to strange actions.. always "Follow the Money" I wonder if that is what is happening in our Justice system???

optimistic041

Good he is a POS and deserves what he gets!! I just feel sorry for his children because if he could win custody of them just makes me wonder what their mother was like.

savage_henry

Swiss you really should educate yourself on the sentencing laws

Brock Lee

probly elligible for paroll in 1 week

yeahme

How would he get custody with his criminal past?? Who and where is the mom???

Paranoid Illusion

Apparently God had the final say in the custody decision. Glad he is taking responsibility but will he really change? The kids deserve better.