Sex offender sent to CBCF

Man convicted of improperly using food stamps.
Cary Ashby
Dec 11, 2012

 

A sex offender convicted of improperly using food stamps admitted to violating his probation Monday.

Former New London resident Donald S. Adams Jr., 27, has been on three years of intensive probation since Oct. 9. He earlier pleaded guilty to one count of illegal use of food stamps. Adams used a woman's food stamp card, similar to a debit card, in New London and at least once in Ashland County during four transactions in early January.

At Monday's hearing, Adams admitted to testing positive for using a total of four drugs during four drug screens between Aug. 18 and Nov. 27. He also didn't report to his probation officer for three scheduled appointments.

"He appears to be struggling with substance abuse issues," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered Adams to spend four to six months in a community-based corrections facility (CBCF), a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. The sentence was a joint recommendation by Kasper, probation officer Andrea Cooke and Huron County Public Defender David Longo.

Adams earlier was screened for acceptance into a CBCF and a bed is available for him. Conway ruled that once Adams is out of the locked-down treatment facility, he will remain on probation.

"I do have a drug problem. I've been to prison twice and it didn't help," Adams told the judge.

Earlier this year, Adams finished serving a one-year prison term for a series of local probation violations, which included testing positive for opiates. His underlying conviction for that case, in July 2008, was attempted failure to register as a sex offender.

The defendant has a extensive criminal record, which include convictions as a juvenile and adult.

Comments

LHK53

Another scumbag. Throw him in prison get the trash cleaned up!!!!

Sitting In The ...

I agree with LHK53 judging how he failed four drug tests and thought after serving a year in prison a great idea would be to start using drugs again because I mean they let him fail four drug tests and skip meetings with his PO and now he gets a slap on the wrist. I look forward to seeing him next Summer when he arrested for the same exact thing AGAIN!!!!!!.

Dusty

Yea, we all know thats not going to work how about sending him to the army?

TheGravyWhisperer

...just not 'our' army...

truckin

I love how the "victim" says. "I've been to prison, that didn't help" Like the judge is supposed to say..Oh, poor you victim, here is another pass to get high, rob or rape.. ?? FACT, can't help the one who don't want.. But yet i am supposed to support.. How about someone bring up that island thing.. An island with fresh water and seeds.. Take care of yourself from here on out.. I wonder how long a society of criminals would last on there own?? hint...i don't care

slimwhite2000

Foodstamp. Is that federal? And I wonder if he will have to pay back fifty cents to the dollar on what he used

zt9p.com

I am starting to agree with Ron White, "you can't fix stupid."