A 17-year-old who has spent the last nine months in a treatment program after admitting to a felony drug offense in March was released this week.
The teenager earlier this year, before Highland County Probate and Juvenile Judge Kevin Greer, admitted to third-degree felony drug trafficking and was ordered to successfully complete treatment at Miami Valley Juvenile Rehabilitation Center.
Following his release, the 17-year-old will be on community control.
A 15-year-old male was also released this week, but from a month-long stint for a probation violation.
In a November hearing the teen denied the allegation that he had left school without permission, but the court determined the allegation to be true after hearing evidence. He had been put on probation in a previous case after being found unruly.
A 13-year-old who spent some time earlier this year in detention is headed back for 30 days after admitting on Thursday to the violation of being suspended from school.
According to Highland County Assistant Prosecutor Molly Bolek, the boy was put on probation initially in late summer when he admitted to misdemeanor assault and then to felony burglary. At that time, he was also given a suspended commitment to the Department of Youth Services for a minimum of a year. That suspended commitment remains as does the community control.
A now 18-year-old admitted to minor misdemeanor possessing marijuana when he was 17. The teenager, who does not live in Highland County, was ordered by the court to undergo an assessment in his county of residence.
A 15-year-old female admitted to a probation violation and has been released to her mother following a couple of weeks in detention.
The girl was previously found to be unruly and placed on probation. According to the court, in early December she tested positive for marijuana.
A teenager who was removed from a home because the mother overdosed has been placed in the temporary custody of Highland County Children Services.
This week, Bolek said the mother agreed to the county having custody for a year. In the meantime, and in order to reunify with her child, the mother will have to successfully complete a case plan through Children Services.
A 16-year-old on a truancy case, that previously saw him ordered by the court to attend school with no further unexcused absences or tardies and to comply with the rules of his educational institution, was back in court for not observing the rules of his online schooling. He is now on reporting probation.
Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.
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