Forgery defendant says prescription medication brought out 'little devil' in her

Woman: "I'm ashamed; I'm humiliated, but I'm also humbled today."
Cary Ashby
Mar 3, 2014

Berlin Heights resident Koriann Evans thought she had her drug addiction under control.

"When my doctor started prescribing prescription medicine, it brought out the little devil in me," she said as she started to cry Wednesday in court.

Evans had successfully completed an intervention-in-lieu-of conviction program and attended NA meetings.

"I'm ashamed; I'm humiliated, but I'm also humbled today," Evans told Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.

In mid-January, Evans, 33, of 6205 Tennant Road, pleaded guilty to one count of forgery for an April 2 incident. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to dismiss three similar charges.

Evans, at Wednesday's sentencing hearing, said she might not have been the best mother she could be for her two children, but she daily tried to be a better person than she was the previous day.

"I just want to be there for them," she added.

"She tried to take advantage of the slower person. ... The state believes a community control sanction would be appropriate in this case," said Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler, who recommended a 30-day jail term.

A male victim was in the courtroom Wednesday, but declined to speak.

"There will be more charges forthcoming," the man said from his seat, but Conway and the attorneys didn't elaborate.

As part of her three years of basic probation, Evans must pay $534 in restitution to three banks. Her probation officer has the discretion of when to impose a 90-day sentence the judge ordered Wednesday.

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swiss family

In my opinion, it is what the criminal says to the Judge that determines their punishment..With that in mind, lets review how each criminal has done.First, she blames her Doctor...good job, it totally removes the responsibility from YOU being out of control, and addicted, to making it seems if it is your Doctor's fault.Then she started to CRY...nice touch!!Then the Judge is told that she has attended NA meetings,.. and the topper of all is for her to tell the Judge that she is "ashamed, humiliated and also humbled" to stand before him in court today..genius..hen of course there was a plea deal presented and of course a plea deal accepted..And last but far from least, throw your children out there for sympathy, and consideration, and tell the Judge how you try to be better than you were the day before, and how she simply just wants to "be there" for her precious kids..(you know the kids she did not consider at all, while committing her crime spree....By my calculations she has earned up to nearly 92 or 93 out of a possible 100 points, so I am guessing a slap on the hand , a stern lecture, and time served plus being under "intense probation" for 3 or 4 years..well played sweet criminal, and of course our most pious and knowing Judge will fall for your "B $ "Off to the Christian based rehab for you!!! sad, so sad..

JMOP

I agree what is said to the judge can make all the difference.
I have read many of these types of stories in the reflector (daily, sadly to say) and I do have to say, this one does seem different. Sincere. I hope all the best for her and her kids, also for her victims as well.

somescrewyname

If this is her first time, why kick her when she is down? Maybe she will be one of those who learns the first time around. I sure hope so Koriann Evans, because children are a gift from GOD, don't give your gift to others, it should be you who shapes them to be a good person, son/daughter, neighbour,friend,etc.

Wildbunch3

This was NOT her first time in trouble! She was on probation and I think drug court years ago. So why is it that she only gets probation but others that have a past record get CBCF or prison? And she obviously didn't learn from this mistake considering the gentleman in the court room said, "more charges will be coming"!

live_laugh_love

I love you Kori and your such a great Mom, and friend!! :)

wastedtime

that was cute of her to use her kids as a crutch. but do any of you know the real story? how she would take her youngest out on drug runs and be missing for day/weeks at a time and no one would ever hear from her? staying in crack houses and crack hotels. heres the kicker. Did you know she had a baby that tested postitive for HEROIN when it was born? never once went tot he doctor during the whole pregnancy bc she knew she would be busted! shows how much she cares about her kids. if having a crack baby is showing love for your kids then were all doing it wrong. she should get the maximum. we will be reading about something else she did in 6 months again. you just wait and see.

Wildbunch3

There's always more to the story, and always someone that knows the truth and is willing to tell it! Thanks for sharing wastedtime!

wastedtime

No problem wildbunch3. Every one should see past the crocodile tears. That's all they are. We have heard this "poor me" story 100 times. And everytime she does something like this and everytime she just gets a slap on the wrist.

WASP71

And people wonder why we all come on here to vent and rip on these people. It's because 99% are a complete waste to society but want everyone to believe they made a mistake. I have found that all of you drug addicts, dealers and whatnots are nothing more than a bunch of pansies that can't do the time when you do the crime. You are a bunch of worthless thieves that don't care about your kids, family or anything. I think you should all be put in a compound just like the movie Escape From New York and if you live, you live. I am personally tired of hearing how sorry you are when you get caught for stealing from my friends and neighbors. I work hard for my money and possessions and you come and steal them to sell for drugs, and you want sympathy? Put sh*t in one hand and sympathy in the other and see which will fill first. You all deserve the oats you sow. If your family keeps sticking up for you, then they deserve you stealing them blind. I personally hope she would go to prison for life. But I know she won't because of the law. I would hope they all would. I would gladly raise my taxes to pay for new jails or prisons to put the
pieces of crap in. Now that is my vent so all of you that want to say she is a good person, made a mistake, it's a disease or what the fk ever, shut-up. I really don't want to hear you either. God could have made a cute puppy out of her skin, but we get left with a low-life, welfare gathering, kid ignoring piece of crap that just needs to OD and go away. Your a waste. Your turn now to either say what you want to say or be politically correct. Ya- how many of you will say what you really feel? And thank you for letting all of us know how white trashy she is. Wonder how long before our comments are deleted????

swiss family

WASP... could you make your long, drawn out postings , shorter and easier to read???? thank you

WASP71

If I did, you would still be to stupid to understand them...

swiss family

hahahahaha did you mean "TOO"????? idiot...hahahaha

wastedtime

Well put wasp71. She's only sorry cause she got caught!

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mikeylikesit

a weekend at the bath house would do her a world of good..

wastedtime

These people need to be exposed for who they really are and not some pity me crap they tell the judge. You want the real scoop on this trash? Let's talk about the time she broke in and robbed her OWN grandmother on thanksgiving bc she knew she would be at their family dinner and stole thousands of dollars. Let's talk about the time her bf found her passed out in the middle of the floor doped up while her one year old daughter crawled into the basement, unattended, alone. Let's bring up her using her daughter as a crutch to borrow money from a relative to spend it on drugs then come back and as for more. These are the people who get a slap on the wrist and walk away scot free, while everyone else has to make sure their doors are locked and their jewelry and checkbooks are hidden.they aren't sorry, their sorry they got caught. If they didn't get caught, they would still be doing it. This sickens me to no end. The court system is a joke. Next time any of you get busted for anything just say your trying to better yourself for your kids and you will be let go, no matter the circumstances. It obviously works. And that folks is who's going to be walking the streets tonight. Goodnight.

WASP71

*LIKE

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mikeylikesit

JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!!

Raziels Wings

The thing is she is right about her doctor prescribing the drugs. Most medical doctors only know one thing..'medicine'. Bigger city hospitals are already making changes in the prescribing of these big drugs. Its lazy medical treatment. Its believing only in the drug and many people are hooked now when in fact the only thing they actually needed was treatment..not drugs.Alot of Medical doctors get a kickback from the pharmaceutical company that created the medication..and furthermore are you aware that when these drugs are created that then and only then do they have to come up with an illness with which to push their drug. If you don't believe me take a college course on sociology and you will see the facts. The real crime is the greedy company's that will do anything to push their drug on innocent people who have say a toothache or back ache. Instead of treating the body they drug it. This is fact.Educate yourself on how this epidemic began. By the Grace of god go I...and YOU

Raziels Wings

Until we all face the truth about this epidemic more and more will become addicted..yes even you or your children . these drugs are powerful and they hook people who otherwise would never do a drug in their life. All the while our own country is standing idle while our country dwindles down to what it has become. Addicted. our own country has stood by while drug companies get richer and our family members get buried. We need reform and we need facilities who show love to these modern day zombies that the drug created. I am ashamed of our medical profession getting rich off people in need of care not drugs

Raziels Wings

Until you educate yourself on what happens when these drugs...that are persribed by a doctor...enter the body. once the body has the drug the brain has no power to say no..this isn't weed folks!! these are major addictive substances that change not only personality but dna.

ladydye_5

So those of us that need pain meds....what do you suggest. I am educated and I have medical conditions that need pain meds, don't give me your treatment bull$ h I! I have researched my conditions and treatments. So what is your "professional" opinion? Oh yea, what do you have your degree in? Is it a medical degree? Pain management?

rippedhippy1

Sooo...let's say the police have some dna evidence from a crime. Are you really saying if I, I mean, if that person takes "these" drugs, they can really change their dna? Who knew! Case dismissed!

Wildbunch3

I do agree in some cases it is the doctors fault for prescribing it and getting people hooked. However, this girl had been clean off heroin for YEARS and then went back on because a dr gave her pills. My question is, why did she take them if she knew they might trigger "her little devil"?! I know MANY recovering addicts that have been through major surgeries without ANY narcotic pain meds because they didn't want to risk getting hooked again. I say she wanted the pills, maybe even made up a reason to Get them. If she cared one bit about staying clean she never would've filled that prescription and started taking them in the first place!

JMOP

I've taken some powerful meds that the hospital/doctor/dentist have given me for pain. I have a low tolerance to pain meds, maybe because I don't drink or do drugs, I also rarely take aspirin for a migraine, could be because I don't abuse the medicine too.

No reason to study sociology, but you might want to educate yourself in psychology. Big difference there.

erleuchten

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your beautiful long underwear.

Team_Amy

I love all the judges on here. Come election time, I'm voting for all of you! I have known Kori for a very long time. While I agree that she has made some pretty undesirable decisions, they were made in desperation because of an addiction that she wasn't able to see was killing her. I knew her when she wasn't making bad choices & I know THAT person is still in there somewhere. THAT person is trying to get her life together. Let her try. Instead of sitting online in judgment, why don't you, I don't know, pray for her? And wastedtime -- for the love of God, if you're going to rant, please make sure you're using proper spelling & grammar. You, too, wasp71. Such anger...

WASP71

God is not the all savior..if you believe in a higher power then you can not screw your life up and all of a sudden turn to him and think all will be better. That is not how religion and beliefs work. You follow him and believe in him or your belief of him. you do not fk up and every time your in trouble turn to your god and think a miracle will happen. You can think it works this way. Why do you think "all men find god in jail(prison)"? If you believe in god or a higher power you do not turn to him because you want to sin EVERYDAY. You turn to him in a an actually time of need that you truly need him. Stop throwing God's name around. I'm not a hard core believer. I have truly only turned to him a couple times in my life. I believe. I don't believe he will correct every stupid fk up I do. I believe he will make me suffer for my mistakes. But He will help when I need Him. These people ask for God and forgiveness EVERYTIME they get caught for their stupidity. They can rot. Believe in whatever you want. But believe also that your a** needs to pay for your crimes and sins too. Period. And Team_Amy- when you and your friends get robbed from trash like this, then you can talk anger. Other than that, have a nice night.

Kbucks75

As a recovering addict now for 8 years,turned my life around in a 360,lots of chances and heartache,finally found my way and am now a productive member of society with a child and wife,I would like to say some of you make me sick.where are the mods to give bans or suspension,especially swiss,I think you need a operation and I'm not at the liberty to
Say what kind,thank you for making me realize the simple minded posters on here are just as bad as the addicts.if I can change anyone can,I was at rock bottom,prison,numerous rehabs,trying cold turkey,I just thank god swiss was not my judge cause I wouldn't be alive today oh and wasp dude also

WASP71

You are correct about me. I would give you 3 chances. After 3 you have proven that statistically you will not change. You made it in society because someone was not me. I will applaud you. In the same breath I will say that you are very lucky I was not your judge. You are not the norm and I would have to call you collateral damage because you would not have made it in front of me as judge. Call me what you like. And I'm sure a lot will.

erleuchten

America truly needs more people like wasp71.

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