A former Norwalk woman convicted of selling drugs to a confidential informant has been released from custody.
Ashley A. Amos, 31, of 235 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, wasn't accepted into a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.
Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said the Crosswaeh CBCF in Tiffin wasn't able to accept Amos due to some medical issues. The judge also said he didn't think additional jail time would be beneficial, so he ordered her released from the Huron County Jail and told her to report to the probation office.
However, Amos' probation officer has the discretion of when to impose a 90-day jail term. If the defendant is doing well on community control sanctions, he or she has the option of asking the judge to waive part or all of the sentence which Conway imposed Monday.
In mid-May, Amos was placed on three years of intensive probation. She must reimburse the Norwalk Police Department $40 to cover the cost of drug testing and was fined $250. The defendant also had her driver's license suspended for six months.
Amos, in late April, pleaded guilty to trafficking in oxycodone. The conviction is for a May 14 controlled drug buy coordinated by Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count of possession of heroin in connection with a Dec. 2 incident and declined to pursue an indictment on any pending drug residue cases. Police have said Amos sold prescription medication while she was under indictment on the heroin case.
If she violates the terms of her probation, she faces 18 months in prison.