A man caught with cocaine during a local traffic stop received an 18-month prison sentence.
Kyle F. Walters, 32, of Blacklick, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, a third degree felony, Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
On July 6, Monroeville police and Huron County Sheriff's deputies made the stop at the intersection of Ohio 99 and Fulton Street intersection and found Walters with between 10 and 20 grams of cocaine.
In late February, Walters agreed to plead guilty to the charges, as well as to forfeit the 2004 Ford Lincoln he was driving and $652 found in the vehicle. That money will go toward his $5,000 fine.
He also received a six-month driver's license suspension.
Walters could have been sentenced to as much as 36 months in prison.
Defense attorney William Meeks said Walters has a wife and children and "aside from working, and aside from tending to his family responsibilities" Walters has been attending counseling sessions to help with his cocaine problem.
"This is someone who has taken this very seriously," he added.
Meeks said Walters wanted to be "given the opportunity to show that he is willing to make the changes."
"I'm sorry and accept all responsibility for my actions," Walters told Judge Jim Conway.