Woman granted intervention, put on probation

There were signs of prescription-pill abuse at local store where she works, deputies say.
Cary Ashby
Jun 3, 2014

 

A judge said a Norwalk woman charged with possessing two drugs has a "negligible" criminal record.

Gia L. Guerra, 42, of 1420 Ohio 61, will be supervised at a high level during her two years of basic probation. She was ordered Monday to reimburse the Huron County Sheriff's Office $70 to cover the cost of drug testing.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said Guerra could face 10 days without a hearing in the Huron County Jail if she violates the terms of intervention in lieu of being convicted. That means if Guerra successfully completes a certified substance abuse program, she won't have a conviction on her record.

Guerra is enrolled at Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services.

"She is making progress on that," defense attorney Paul Dolce said.

Guerra is charged with one count each of possession of oxycodone and possession of hydromorphone. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said authorities seized .4 grams of oxycodone and .23 grams of hydromorphone during a Nov. 16 consent search of the defendant's purse.

"I'm sorry for what I did," said Guerra, who wants to get her "life together" and raise her children.

Conway told her if she stays on the same path she should be successful and likely won't be back in court. Guerra earlier served nine days in jail.

Guerra was taken into custody by Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Josh Querin and Deputy Josh Kaufman, along with Erie County deputies at a Milliman Road residence. Querin said the investigation had been ongoing since November.

State liquor control agents also assisted.

Guerra is an employee at an Ohio 61 business.

"At the establishment, there were signs of prescription-pill abuse," Querin said. "We were able to seize numerous prescriptions pills Gia did not have a prescription for."

Querin said deputies found Guerra hiding under blankets at the Milliman Road residence upon her arrest.

Guerra was transported to the Huron County Jail.

Liquor control agents are also investigating Guerra on several possible liquor violations at the establishment, Querin said.

Comments

Truth2u

For once I agree with the Judge.

Now that this is over, I'm going to order one of there great pizza's tonight!

Mom of 2 boys

I agree also. I've been acquainted with Gia since she was 16. Nice family. Life can be hard sometimes, but she got her wake up call. I'm sure many are rooting for you Gia....May God Bless...

radiostar

That would be nice if you're right. But I'm guessing you haven't been acquainted with her in many many years. This isn't life being "hard" or a "wake up call." She has made decision after decision to hurt her family. And that was even before the drugs. And nobody who knows her will fall for the part of her wanting to get her life together and raise her children. She HAD a good life, CHOSE to leave her family, and her children are pretty much grown. I personally would like to wipe that smile off her face in her mugshot. I do hope she stays clean just so I don't have to look at this picture ever again.

shovelhead

WOW! Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel.

TheGravyWhisperer

...under the blankets? ...scratch that off the hiding place list...

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mikeylikesit

she can hide under my blankets anytime!

A.W.U

Wow, the petty case and another picture article. NR must be obsessed with this case.@ truth,Tuesday they are closed.order on weds.

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beernsmokes2

Red bra, Black shirt? She needs to think a little bit about color matching next time she decides to get a mug shot done...

TheGravyWhisperer

...red bra, black shirt ... ZZ Top bop