A woman accused of stealing prescription drugs from a co-worker has been granted intervention in lieu of conviction.
If Melissa G. Patton, 43, of Toledo, completes what's commonly known as "drug court," she won't have a conviction on her record for theft of drugs. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway, who placed the defendant on two years of probation Monday, said her case will be transferred to Lucas County.
"I wish you luck. ... I hope things go well for you," Conway told her.
Patton is accused of stealing prescription drugs from a co-worker at the Twilight Gardens nursing home July 1, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said. She is prohibited from being on the premises of Twilight Gardens for the next two years.
The defendant, who is subject to random drug screens, will be under a high level of supervision while on basic probation.