One of two men involved in a Hillsboro drug bust was sentenced to prison Thursday, while another has a warrant out for his arrest after allegedly sneaking out of drug treatment last month, according to court records.
Shawn Schirmer, 28, Hillsboro, was initially sentenced in January to three years of community control sanctions and ordered to successfully complete drug treatment at the STAR Community Justice Center after pleading guilty to trafficking marijuana and possession of heroin, both fifth-degree felonies, according to court records.
Schirmer was found to have violated his community control sanctions in March, and was sentenced to a year and a half in prison on Thursday.
According to court records, Schirmer and Trenton Zumwalde, 21, also of Hillsboro, were involved in a drug bust in January of 2015.
A bill of particulars in the case states law enforcement used an informant to buy drugs from Zumwalde and Schirmer at an apartment in Hillsboro.
According to the bill, the informant bought two capsules of heroin from Zumwalde for $40, and a bag of marijuana from Schirmer for $20. After viewing a video recording from the informant, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the apartment, finding additional heroin, marijuana, cocaine, the money the informant used to buy the drugs, digital scales, four HC1 gas generator bottles and one non-active, one-pot meth lab with empty blister packs and latex gloves in the attic.
In addition, law enforcement found a 9mm pistol with a loaded magazine, which, according to the bill, “was kept for protection from someone he sold bad heroin to.” The bill is not clear which of the two said they were keeping the gun.
According to court records, Zumwalde pled guilty to trafficking heroin and possession of cocaine, both fifth-degree felonies, and was initially sentenced to 20 months in prison in December 2015. Court records show Zumwalde was granted judicial release to the STAR Community Justice Center for drug treatment in August of 2016. However, according to a document filed March 10 of this year, Zumwalde “left the counseling center… against staff advice. He snuck out and never returned … his whereabouts are not known.”
The last document filed in the case was a warrant for Zumwalde’s arrest.
Also Thursday, Kaleb Kelch, 39, Hillsboro, was sentenced to nine months in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.
Kevin Sullivan, 53, Winchester, was sentenced to one year and 120 days in prison after pleading guilty to OVI, a third-degree felony since Sullivan has three or more prior offenses, according to court records.
Aaron Cox, 19, Greenfield, was sentenced to three years of community control sanctions and ordered to complete drug treatment at the STAR Community Justice Center.
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