A Norwalk man recently was ordered to go to a locked-down, in-patient treatment center for violating the terms of the drug intervention program.
As a result,Travis R. Lescher, 26, of 1766 Scranton Road, had a conviction for possession of heroin imposed for violating intervention.
He was ordered to a CBCF as part of a joint recommendation. The defendant will be held in the Huron County Jail until they are transferred to a community-based corrections facility (CBCF), a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.
Lescher admitted to testing positive for opiates and unprescribed suboxone May 13. As of Feb. 11, he didn't keep his probation officer advised of where his residence was. Probation officer Jim Zappa, on behalf of probation officer Dexter Chandler, told the judge that Lescher stopped going to treatment starting about February and he didn't tell Chandler about a hit-skip accident in late October in which he was charged with an open container violation because he feared he would lose his job.
As part of his three years of probation, Lescher must reimburse the Norwalk Police Department $40 to cover the cost of drug testing and had his driver's license suspended for six months.
If Lescher violates his probation, he would face a one-year prison term.