A man who was part of an apparent drug trafficking ring in Greenfield was sentenced to more than five years in prison Wednesday in Highland County Common Pleas Court after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges.
Harold Wilson Davis III, 41, was sentenced to a total of 64 months in prison after pleading guilty to four charges of trafficking heroin in the vicinity of a school, as well as theft and vandalism charges in a separate case.
Davis, a Greenfield resident, was arrested at the beginning of the year after the Highland County Grand Jury handed down a lengthy indictment against him and three others who allegedly operated an apparent heroin trafficking ring in Greenfield in 2016.
Court records show local law enforcement worked with an informant to buy drugs from Harold Davis III, Damean Davis, Heather Applegate and a fourth individual, whose case was eventually dismissed, at several different locations in the village on a number of occasions — at one point buying heroin from Shumaker and Harold Davis III in a camper parked within 1,000 feet of McClain High School, as reported by The Times-Gazette.
After he was released on bond, Davis’ whereabouts were unknown for some time, and after he missed a March court hearing, a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to court records.
Davis was arrested July 28 and indicted Aug. 1 for breaking and entering, theft and vandalism charges. The breaking and entering charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement.
Davis offered no apology in court, but only said, “I’d just like to get this behind me.”
“Well, it’s going to take a while,” said judge Rocky Coss. “You’ve got a lot ahead of you.”
Two of Davis’ co-defendants were sentenced in March, as reported by The Times-Gazette.
Applegate was sentenced to 30 months in prison in after pleading guilty to three counts of heroin trafficking and an additional 12 months in a separate case after pleading guilty to having weapons under disability; and Damean Davis was sentenced to three years of community control sanctions and ordered to complete drug treatment at the STAR Community Justice Center after pleading guilty to one count of trafficking heroin in the vicinity of a school and two counts of heroin trafficking.
Also Wednesday, Matthew Hunt, 27, Leesburg, was sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to receiving stolen property. Discussion during the hearing indicated the case had to do with a stolen vehicle.
A charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony, was dropped as part of a plea agreement.
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