Morphine defendant violates probation, ordered to take weekly drug tests

Judge gives local man "the benefit of the doubt" and work-release jail time.
Cary Ashby
Sep 4, 2013

A rural Bellevue man who violated his probation must undergo weekly random drug screens.

Scott A. Shuker, 27, of 16782 Township Road 186, was released on a personal recognizance bond after a recent hearing in Huron County Common Pleas Court. He will get a start date to serve 90 days at the Huron County Jail on the work release program.

Judge Jim Conway told Shuker that he and probation officer Jim Zappa were giving him "the benefit of the doubt" for him to remain on probation at the recommendation of the state. The judge warned Shuker if he has another positive drug screen, he faces four to six months in a community-based corrections facility (CBCF) -- a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education -- at a very minimum. The defendant has an 18-month prison term hanging over his head.

Shuker admitted to a set of probation violations, which includes May 1 convictions for possession of drugs and driving with a suspended license through Sandusky Municipal Court. He also admitted to having a syringe of heroin in the center console of a vehicle during a Perkins Township traffic stop April 12.

The defendant has been on probation since November. Shuker, who was fined $500, was sentenced to a 30-day jail term with work release.

Last September, he pleaded guilty one amended count of aiding and abetting trafficking in morphine. The Norwalk Police Department coordinated the March 30, 2012 controlled drug buy.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to dismiss two counts of trafficking in heroin and another charge of trafficking in morphine.

Comments

haterwalkme

CAN ANYONE ELSE SAY OMG WHAT IS WRONG HOW MANY TIMES DO U GET AWAY WITH SOMTHING ? OH WHAT WAS I THINKING WE ARE IN HEROIN COUNTY. WHAT A JOKE

alwaysatfault

Yes this is a joke he is a user and a seller and has been caught many times and has failed MANY pee tests , wow unreal :( I have known others from in this wonderful reported paper to have done less first time and gets hammered , I have noticed that judge Conway is much more lenient on his audiences then judge weisenberger... Amazing morphine and heroin DEALER and gets off , if this man has work release must mean he has a job CORRECT? How in the heck is this man passing a drug test? Oh must be a flunky job that let's anything goes

MR.PERFECT

the world would be so much better if everyone worried about themselves

SeƱor Clown

I do worry about myself, particularly when we continue to give "the benefit of the doubt" to someone with a serious problem. I'd say let's hope these people can get it together and turn their lives around, but after willfully going down this path, and still being on it for over a year, the benefit of the doubt isn't helping them much.

alwaysatfault

I'm adding on to my previous just because I want to!!! Nah Mr.Perfect I have to comment on wrong doings whether this editor messes up the article or not cause see I had someone I know who was once in here and wow did the trash talk begin and some didn't even pertain to its article lolol, anyways , must submit to a drug test weekly, these are scheduled tests and from I'm hearing there's alot these users know to do to clear the simplest stuff out, why not if they are paying for this POP in on them randomly instead of the PO sitting at her desk waiting for them to appear at their scheduled time, might surprise them and find they really aren't staying as clean as a scheduled test shows??? The sooner caught the better chance of getting them off the streets whether to a rehab or jail ??