Woman caught with meds gets probation

Defense attorney: "She's been staying out of trouble since this matter has been pending."
Cary Ashby
Jan 19, 2014

A New Washington woman is on three years of probation for having medication to treat seizures or a panic disorder during a Willard traffic stop.

The probation officer who is supervising Stevie N. Hawley, 27, has the discretion of when to impose a 90-day jail sentence that Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered Thursday. Her probation officer also can ask the judge to forgive the jail term if Hawley does well on community control. Conway also ruled the defendant can be on work release since she started working for the Burger King in Shelby as of early November.

Hawley, who earlier spent four days in jail, must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Investigation $35 to cover the cost of drug testing.

Conway suspended Hawley's driver's license for six months. The judge granted her exceptions for driving to her job, probation office visits, substance abuse treatment and personal medical appointments plus those for her 2-year-old son if she provides proof of six months of insurance.

In October, Hawley pleaded guilty to possessing clonazepam during a Nov. 27, 2012 traffic stop by the Willard Police Department. Authorities said an officer stopped her on the suspicion of driving under the influence and a search of the vehicle netted several pills, many of which were in prescription bottles.

Citing Hawley's drug problem that had been "going on for a long time," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler requested the defendant spend 120 days in jail.

"She's been staying out of trouble since this matter has been pending," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said.

After hearing from both attorneys, Conway said he hopes the possession case was "a bump in the road" and one-time incident for Hawley. The judge credited her with completing the program in a community-based corrections facility and the terms of her probation for a previous felony conviction. Defendants spend four to six months in a CBCF, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

In March 2008, Hawley was fined $250 and placed on three years of probation for one count each of tampering with evidence and possession of heroin.

If Hawley violates the terms of her current community control sanctions, which includes random drug screens, she faces one year in prison.

Comments

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Snitch from 2008

stevie13

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mikeylikesit

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pufff39

worthless.

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stevie13

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