Marijuana dealer is behind bars

Defendant admits probable cause for probation violation.
Cary Ashby
May 29, 2014


A Sandusky man stipulated Friday there's probable cause he violated his probation.

Walter S. Summerland, 47, has a merits hearing scheduled for June 23.

Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said the defendant faces eight counts in his probation violation.

"The allegations are he had cocaine and drug paraphernalia. He was driving without a license. He failed to keep his probation officer advised of his situation," Kasper said.

Summerland's underlying conviction is trafficking in marijuana. He has been on probation since Sept. 28, 2011, according to court records. Summerland faces one year in prison on the probation violation.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Norwalk Police Department served Summerland with a Norwalk Municipal Court warrant at the Huron County Jail. He was charged with failing to report to jail April 18 on the original conviction of driving without a license, according to jail and police records.

Summerland is serving a 10-day jail sentence, which ends May 31.

Judge Jim Conway, during Friday's hearing in common pleas court, ruled Summerland could be released on a personal recognizance bond after his jail term. That means he signed a court document in which he promised to return for future hearings, but didn't have to any money.



He was in the wrong business. Shoulda been dealing heroin and walked.

I need serenity

Sad to say, but it's the truth.


Now see, this guy here has been hemd up for two years on probation in Norwalk, I know person thats been on it for three yrs over a little $10 bag of weed he sold and was snitched on. I ask the guy whens he get off probation n he's like " hell man I dont really know " seems Norwalk sure hangs you out for a little it of weed...Slaps your wrist n send you to a counselor for harder drugs... makes no sense to me.


...even Elliot Ness went out for a beer when prohibition was repealed...