Two men in separate cases are heading to prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to trafficking charges in Highland County Common Pleas Court.
Lawrence Edward Wheaton, 45, Washington C.H., pled guilty to two counts of trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school, one count of trafficking in cocaine in the vicinity of a school, and one count of trafficking in heroin. All the charges are fourth-degree felonies.
Six felony drug possession charges and one other trafficking charge were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Wheaton was sentenced to nine months on each of the fourth-degree felony charges he pled guilty to for a total of three years in prison.
According to the plea agreement, Wheaton was ordered to pay restitution, along with his co-defendants, totaling $880.
Also sentenced to prison was Logan William Elliott, 26, Greenfield. He pled guilty to two counts of trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance, both fifth-degree felonies. Two other identical charges were dismissed.
He was sentenced to a total of 18 months in prison. According to what Elliott told the court Wednesday, this will be his third stint in prison.
Stanley Lamb, 33, Wilmington, pled guilty to one count of fifth-degree felony heroin possession. He is scheduled to be sentenced in March following the completion of a presentence investigation.
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