Drug defendants plead guilty

Pair of area men remain free until their sentencing hearing.
Cary Ashby
Aug 13, 2014

 

Two area men pleaded guilty Monday to separate drug-related felonies.

Joshua K. Raymond, 35, of 31 E. Elm St., was convicted of unrelated charges of trafficking in marijuana and possession of Adderall. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed three other felonies -- two counts of trafficking in marijuana and one charge of possession of criminal tools.

On Oct. 30, Raymond sold 5.86 grams of marijuana to a confidential informant during a controlled drug buy. His other conviction is for having 16.36 grams of Adderall, which the Norwalk Police Department seized during a warrant-related search, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.

Raymond told Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway he has a prior felony conviction and is on probation through Norwalk Municipal Court.

The defendant, who earlier posted 10 percent of a $10,000 bond, will be sentenced Sept. 25. Since he has a prior felony, he could be sentenced to six to 12 months in prison on each charge.

In a separate case heard Monday, Ethan W. Spiggle, 22, of Vickery, pleaded guilty to attempted trafficking in oxycodone. Woodruff said the man sold .56 grams of the drug to a confidential informant Feb. 28.

Spiggle is out on a $5,000 bond with a 10-percent provision. He also will be sentenced Sept. 25.

"It's our understanding he isn't prison eligible," Woodruff told the judge.