Ryan L. Porter, 21, of 7967 Gilger Road in Shiloh, was convicted of trafficking heroin Tuesday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
Early this year the defendant allegedly sold two balloons of the drug to an undercover informant at 58 Gallup Ave.
Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said Porter told the informant that he was getting the heroin from “some Mexicans in Columbus,” who were wrapping the balloons in dryer sheets to prevent the dogs from smelling it.
In February, a Huron County grand jury secretly indicted Porter on a fourth-degree felony charge.
Porter was supposed to appear Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court, but apparently was being detained elsewhere and was unable to make it. His pretrial was rescheduled to Tuesday morning.
Porter pleaded guilty to the incident and the judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation. His sentencing date was set for Aug. 29.
Porter faces six to 12 months in prison with $2,500 in fines and a license suspension of up to five years when he is sentenced Aug. 29. The judge also had “no objection to the bonds previously set.”
Porter pleaded guilty to the incident and the judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation.