A local woman will be on a “high level” of supervision during her three years of probation.
Taylor E. Krueger, 22, of 46A State St., had been out on bond until she was sentenced Wednesday to 180 days in the Huron County Jail for trafficking in heroin.
Krueger pleaded guilty in late July to the Nov. 28 controlled drug buy coordinated by the Norwalk Police Department. Prosecutors have said a confidential informant paid $100 for the heroin at a Norwalk business.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a second charge of trafficking in heroin in connection with a Dec. 10 incident.
As of her May 7 arraignment, Krueger was on an ankle monitor in an unspecified Erie County felony case, which predated the local offenses.
Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff had recommended Krueger go to a community-based corrections facility (CBCF), but said he wasn’t sure “what Erie County will do with her.”
Huron County Public Defender David Longo said it’s possible it could take six months to one year for a misdemeanor case filed against Krueger to be resolved in Sandusky Municipal Court and a CBCF won’t take defendants if they have pending charges.
Krueger, who declined to speak in court Wednesday, has been attending AA meetings four times a week and an out-patient program three times each week. She also has been tested for drug usage three times a week.
“Her day is pretty much filled with getting sober and staying sober,” Longo said.
Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said he respects the steps Krueger has taken for her rehabilitation, but he said there needed to be some punishment for selling heroin. He called it “the scourge of Huron County.”
Krueger, who was fined $250, must pay $80 to police to cover the cost of drug testing. If she violates the terms of her probation, she faces 18 months in prison.