A plea hearing for a Willard man accused of tampering with evidence and theft of drugs has been scheduled for July 24.
Emery R. Slone, 29, of 4039 Wiers Road, was charged with tampering with evidence and theft of drugs in connection with a case in which a Willard boyfriend-girlfriend duo who were arrested after a buy-bust on Walton Avenue.
Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said the state is open to a guilty plea of tampering with evidence, which could net Slone 18 months in prison.
Slone, Arielle A. Aldrich, 23, of 1033 Myrtle Ave. and Jeremy D. Robinson, 22, also of 1033 Myrtle Ave., were arrested by the Huron County drug task force in October.
"Ms. (Arielle) Aldrich, who was selling to a confidential informant, was taken into custody and found to be in possession of more heroin," Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Josh Querin has said. "Officers proceeded to (her) Myrtle Avenue residence and located Jeremy Robinson at the residence. Officers then searched the residence and found numerous syringes and other drug paraphernalia."
Querin couldn't release details on the reasons for Slone's charges. However, Slone later jumped from a second-story stairway at the county jail and injured himself, leading to additional charges..