Defendant sent to prison for probation violations

Man tested positive for opiates, oxycodone and buprenorphine.
Cary Ashby
Jun 1, 2014

A convicted heroin dealer was sentenced Thursday to 10 months in prison for violating his probation.

James C. Bogard III, 25, of 147 N. West St., admitted to violating the terms of his community control sanctions and was then sentenced. He will be serving six months in prison since the court credited him with being behind bars for four months.

"He did not complete drug and alcohol treatment," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

"He tested positive for opiates, oxycodone and buprenorphine. After Feb. 25, he failed to report into his probation officer," she said.

On Dec. 18, Bogard was sentenced to 120 days in the Huron County Jail on the work-release program. He was placed on two years of intensive probation and fined $500. Bogard also had his driver's license suspended for six months and was ordered to reimburse the Norwalk Police Department $120 to cover the cost of drug testing.

His underlying conviction was trafficking in heroin for a Nov. 30 controlled drug buy involving a confidential informant. As part of a plea deal in early November, prosecutors dismissed two counts of trafficking in heroin in connection with incidents on Aug. 14 and 17.

Bogard, during his sentencing hearing, admitted to Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway he "had a couple beers" the night before and stopped drinking between midnight and 12:30 a.m. Bogard, whose speech was never slurred, also said he could think clearly. Huron County Public Defender David Longo said his client's eyes looked OK and all of "his responses were appropriate."

Comments

Wildbunch3

Well his mother is one of the biggest drinks around. But since she "holds a job and has a nice home" it's all ok. This kid might of stood a chance if he had a sober home (family)!

srh8908

Well his mother and your opinion of her is completely irrelevant. Pretty sure he is old enough to create his own "sober home" and to make his own decisions. And he does stand a chance because he has a supportive, and loving family. He will do his time and rise above all of this. I know he will. You make it sound like there is no hope left for him, and that is whete you're way wrong

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Wildbunch3

He was sentenced to 11 months, I give it 15 months till we read about him in the paper again!

srh8908

He was sentenced to 10 actually. If he stays away from negative people like you he wont have a problem.

Wildbunch3

He's following in Uncle Franks footsteps I guess.

WATCHED_1s

I knew these guys growing up. To be honest, I wish he would have went pro skater because he wouldn't be in this town. I know it's not this town's fault it's his own but he might have got away from the people he hangs out with. He was actually stopped by his mother from that great future. So sad.