Drug thief jailed on probation violation

Woman to be held without bond.
Cary Ashby
May 16, 2014


A New London woman will be held without bond in the Huron County Jail until her next probation violation-related hearing.

Minniebelle A. Yates, 32, of 79 N. Railroad St., stipulated Wednesday there is probable cause she violated the terms of her community control sanctions. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said the defendant reportedly tested positive for "a number of illegal substances," including opiates.

Yates was in court wearing an orange-and-white striped jumpsuit, which signifies an inmate failed a drug screen. Her next hearing is June 2.

"This is the second violation of probation for the defendant," Kasper said.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo said Yates is disappointed she had a recent relapse.

"She's been pounding the pavement, trying to get a job," Longo added.

One of Yates' conditions of intensive probation is undergoing weekly random drug screens for as long as her probation officer determines it's necessary. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway made the ruling in mid-March, fined her $250 and told her she faces "some form of in-house incarceration" if she tested positive.

In mid-January, Yates pleaded guilty to theft of drugs for a June 19 incident when she stole drugs from a friend. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a separate charge of safecracking.



She's been pounding the pavement looking for drugs. Obviously not a job. Wouldn't hire her anyways with her losing record. Low life junky just needs to relocate forever...


She needs help ,a drug addict dosent function like normal people ,their day is chasing drugs to avoid withdrawal .It dosent make her a lowlife ,she's sick .I pray she seeks help.


She also needs to WANT help. Sounds like she isn't ready yet.


No...chasing drugs all day DOES make you a low life piece of trash. She isn't sick. Stupidity isn't a sickness. She just needs to take the Darwin way out. And it's "DOESN'T"..not DOSENT


Maybe she's on drugs because she was named "minniebelle"


minniebelle is a good name! it will keep me from confusing her with my other wives. the only problem i see would be if i call out her name during sex with another wife. then, things could go horribly wrong with that name..


yes, it is! E.t. the extra testicle! if you think her neck is big, you should meet her brother! oh, and we are not married yet, but you are invited to the wedding! we are registered at drugs r us for gifts! i would like one of those easy bake meth ovens!


the wedding will be beautiful! the flowers will all be poppies..


People always want to call it a sickness when someone's a drug addict. How sick was she the FIRST time she put a needle in her arm? Or the FIRST time she put a straw in her nose? It may be a sickness after the fact, but the FIRST time I would say they're stupid, low-life, dummass, retard, any word that means they don't have a fully functioning brain! There are no successful heroin addicts!