Heroin defendant punished

Area man sent to a lock-down treatment facility
Cary Ashby
Jan 5, 2013

A Richland County man was sentenced Wednesday to a lock-down treatment facility for a heroin-related crime.

Joseph R. Barnett, 28, of Shiloh, was ordered 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.

In November, he pleaded guilty to possession of heroin in exchange for prosecutors dismissing one count of tampering with evidence. Both felonies were for a March 8 incident.

As part of his three years of basic probation, Barnett must reimburse the Plymouth Police Department $40 to cover the cost of drug testing. He also was fined $250 and had his driver's license suspended for six months.

Comments

mikeylikesit

misleading headline..

swiss family

would you please CHANGE the headline??? to read something more fitting, like " another area drug dealer who is committing multiple felonies, will be sent off to his winter home, where he will relax, rest, and make better connection in his drug business".. OH "and he will be added to the growing numbers of failures of a system that some Judges are determined will work, even seeing the obvious results"

I really could understand if these druggies were dealing in pot.. but HEROIN??and "tampering with evidence??? "pretty serious charges I would
say.. and most people see that.. except the people who count , like the area Judges< Prosecutor, and Defender...maybe their resolution this year to limit the number of plea deal, and actually do the job we pay you to do.

Windy

CBCF? We'll see this "pillar of the community" back in the headlines soon.

free and clean 2 yrs

im saying this one time and one time only for all you half witted people out there... CBCF changed my life and i was only there for 6 months. i have 13 felony charges with only two convictions and thank God the two judges i went infront of had a heart. Most dont recover you are right. but some do ... and why ruin the lives of all when they have atleast ONE dang chance to survive. i have been in trouble 3 times in my whole life and a ex heroin addict. i got charged with 5 felonies at a time mostly because i was scared and hid things.. and got tampering with evidence. police charge us out the whaazoo to see what sticks. Im not in the least defending all addicts.. but some like me.. needed people like you to stop knockin the judge down and let him do his job!! i thank him for giving me the max sentance.. 12 months.. 6 months county 6 months cbcf..

mikeylikesit

good for you! i hope things continue to work in your favor. but i think what the people are upset about is the crime that runs hand in hand with drug abuse. the robbing and stealing to support peoples addiction to illegal drugs. people are sick of being robbed and having things they worked for stolen by druggies. when these criminals do get caught they are back on the street before their victims have time to recover.

swiss family

good for you... you should be proud to be one of the few success stories.. I am wondering though, when you say sober for 2 years, does that include the year you were incarcerated?? if so, then I am glad that you have been sober now, but I would say , you are sober for 1 year only... sorry if that seems harsh to you, but if you tie someone down and force dry out and rehab on them, it really shouldn't count.

I would also like to point out in your own story, you, say yourself that you have 13 felony charges....13!!!!!!!do you know how many felonies most of us have NONE!!!! so you tell me what kind of a sufficient judicial system has you, with your 13 felonies, walking freely on the street after 1 year?????

If indeed you are a success story, especially after beating the judicial system like you did.(1 year for 13 felony convictions) you are definitely in the minority.... for the most part that form of "punishment" does not work... all it really does is let you meet up and make better drug connection while you are in there for the short time that you are... and them come out to the new improved drug trade....Congratulation to you ... but even your own story, shows how weak our city and county judicial system is....

newspaperreader12

Hes actually not that bad of a guy. He'll get better

Kottage Kat

Congrats on the clean and sober
Despite the negativity seen here
I wish continued success
God bless

2sense

where the hells my rose colored glasses

free and clean 2 yrs

Swiss.... I would like to.applaud you for your round about way of giving a compliment while giving a sense of being rude. I manage a business own my own house and cars. An employer gave me a chance and i will not let him down. And to clear things up... There are drugs all over in cbcf... But it is up to you if you want to stay clean and take it seriously. I understand most get out and mess up recently after they are released. But it was a chance they are given. Cbcf is a great rehab with wonderful employees that want nothing more than to help and see us clean.. I have 13 charges 9 from Huron county from when i was 18 and 20 then 4 from Lorain county. I got locked up at 21 and released at 22. Im 22 now and choose to stay away from that town. Addiction is hard but peers make it harder. So i ran from that town and haven't looked back. I encourage all judges to give the addict a chance to go to cbcf.. If they mess up.. They deserve the rest of their time in prison. And I'm also sorry for all of you that screwed over by an addict.

free and clean 2 yrs

Swiss.... I would like to.applaud you for your round about way of giving a compliment while giving a sense of being rude. I manage a business own my own house and cars. An employer gave me a chance and i will not let him down. And to clear things up... There are drugs all over in cbcf... But it is up to you if you want to stay clean and take it seriously. I understand most get out and mess up recently after they are released. But it was a chance they are given. Cbcf is a great rehab with wonderful employees that want nothing more than to help and see us clean.. I have 13 charges 9 from Huron county from when i was 18 and 20 then 4 from Lorain county. I got locked up at 21 and released at 22. Im 22 now and choose to stay away from that town. Addiction is hard but peers make it harder. So i ran from that town and haven't looked back. I encourage all judges to give the addict a chance to go to cbcf.. If they mess up.. They deserve the rest of their time in prison. And I'm also sorry for all of you that screwed over by an addict.