Heroin dealer sent to prison for new drug deal, probation violations

Norwalk man sent to the slammer
Cary Ashby
Aug 20, 2014

A Norwalk man with an earlier drug-dealing conviction was sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday for a similar crime and violating his probation multiple times.

Roy L. Staley, 46, will serve six months behind bars for the probation violations after he serves another six months for a new charge of trafficking in heroin. Given the time he was credited with serving already, he will be in prison about 6 1/2 months.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said consecutive sentences were necessary to protect the public and properly punish the defendant, who sold heroin while he was on probation.

Staley admitted to testing positive for heroin March 17 and three drugs May 15. Also on March 17, the defendant associated with two known felons. On June 30, Staley further violated his probation by consuming alcohol beverages, having contact with the Huron County Sheriff's Office and being charged with criminal trespassing -- all in connection with the same June 30 incident.

On July 14, he was convicted of criminal trespassing through Norwalk Municipal Court.

Also during Tuesday's hearing, Staley pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin. The sheriff's office set up the March 25 controlled drug buy which happened in a Norwalk residence. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said a confidential informant gave Staley $100 and received five doses of heroin, with the understanding Staley would keep one of them. The heroin was in folded paper.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo clarified that his client acted as a "go-between" and reportedly didn't receive any money. Staley must reimburse the sheriff's office $35 for the cost of drug testing.

Staley had been on probation since early October 2012 for a separate conviction of trafficking in heroin. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, had his driver's license suspended for six months and was fined $250. He also was ordered to $40 in restitution to the sheriff's office for the cost of drug testing.

Comments

togbert71

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

swiss family

togbert... you are talking about High School??? really.. you are 47 years old now, whatever happened back then is in the past.. get over it, it was 30 years ago.... let it all go.. it will set you free really it will..

togbert71

Forgive...but NEVER forget...

TheGravyWhisperer

...good comment, swiss ...comes a time to cut the stick n stones of youth into the wake and, well, sail on...

itsoknow67

No more snitchin for roy.all I got to say is,don't drop the soap.. lol lol

itsoknow67

One less officer on the norwalk pd.

Veteran71

This guy is a sneaky snake who should sit ten years and maybe hard time will clear his thoughts. There is a first hand reasoning for my harsh opinion