A Plymouth man will be sentenced Nov. 13 for possessing cocaine during a traffic stop.
George A. Green, 39, of 153 Beelman St., pleaded guilty Thursday to the fifth-degree felony in exchange for the state agreeing not to pursue a failure-to-appear charge. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway issued a warrant for Green's arrest Tuesday when he failed to appear for his final pretrial hearing.
"Mr. Green did call my office in a bit of a panic," said Huron County Public Defender David Longo, who explained Green couldn't reach his doctor for a medical issue, went to the emergency room and overslept.
Green is on probation through Richland County for receiving stolen property.
"This possession case happened before he was put on community control," Longo said.
"Back on April 12, the defendant was found with .1 grams of cocaine during a consent search of a vehicle in which Mr. Green was a passenger," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.
Green, who is subject to random drug screens, earlier posted a $5,000 bond.