A Willard man caught with four oxycodone pills during a traffic stop will be going to a locked-down treatment center.
Jessie R. Gonzalez, 27, of 319 Park St., will spend four to six months in a community-based corrections facility. He also was fined $500 and ordered to forfeit the $910 seized during the Feb. 17 traffic stop by the Willard Police Department. A CBCF is a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.
Gonzalez, who also must obtain his GED, was ordered Thursday to reimburse police $40 for the cost of drug testing. His driver's license was suspended for six months.
Huron County Common Pleas Court Judge Jim Conway, who noted the defendant didn't respond well to "sanctions previously imposed," said Gonzalez will be on a "high level" of supervision during his three years of basic probation.
On July 30, the defendant pleaded guilty to possession of oxycodone. As part of a plea deal, the state dismissed one count of receiving stolen property, which related to the same Feb. 17 incident.
Before Gonzalez can be released to a CBCF, he had to finish serving a 150-day jail term for misdemeanor charges of aggravated menacing and criminal trespassing through Norwalk Municipal Court. That sentence ended today.
The Plymouth Police Department investigated the Feb. 22 incident, which was handled as a felony burglary case at first.
Gonzalez made "threatening statements" while holding a gun at his side when he entered the victim's residence uninvited, Norwalk Assistant Law Director Scott Christophel said after the incident.
"He forced his way into the apartment while the occupants were present," Christophel said.
As part of his five years of probation in that case, Gonzalez is prohibited from touching or possessing a firearm. He also can't have any association with the two female victims and can't be on their premises in the 100 block of Park Avenue, Plymouth. A judge had suspended 30 days in jail on each of the convictions, according to court records.
If Gonzalez violates the terms of his felony probation, he faces one year in prison.