Heroin dealer gets 180-day jail sentence

Judge tells Norwalk woman punishment is needed for sale of heroin - "the scourge of Huron County."
Cary Ashby
Sep 20, 2013

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.

Comments

shay1025

Thats a first.Judge saying punishment needed for selling poison? She must of not snitched out like so many that deal, and get set free.

deertracker

180 days seems pretty lenient for not snitching. I bet a black guy would have gotten at least 10 years even after he snitched. Don't hate the messenger. We all know it is true!

rogerthat

180 days is very lenient. There was a time when simple possession of pot would have got you 5 years to life. Heroin sellers used to be called pushers. Goddamm the pusher!

starryeyes83

Agree. That was good song.

Huron county 's problems are going to get much much worse IF the Judges don't start getting some gumption or stones about them and really throwing the book at these idiots.

Come on Huron county start making examples of these people and start getting TOUGH as HELL!

These little pretty rehab sentences are NOT getting the message across.

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swiss cheese kat

Steppenwolf - The Pusher
http://youtu.be/3XqyGoE2Q4Y

Yall Make Me Sick

Song or not DON'T use God's name like that.

luvblues2

Whose god, YMMS?

so sick of stup...

I agree with starreyes83 100%

TOPGUN01

180 DAYS?FOR SELLING?WHAT A JOKE!!!JUDGE SHOULD BE IN JAIL?

R U Kidding me

well first of all there must be a miss print it says she is 22 and she appears to be well in her 40s and deertracker you had a miss spelling I think you ment there would have been 10 black men to one white busted because of whos sells more

deertracker

I got it right! YOU misspelled "meant".