Greenfield man gets 9 months on drug charge


Separate stolen property charge dismissed due to polygraph

By David Wright - dwright@timesgazette.com



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A Greenfield man was sentenced to nine months in prison this week for a drug charge after he violated his probation in th3 case.

Brandon Lee Green, 32, was sentenced Wednesday to nine months at the Corrections Reception Center in Orient.

Green pled guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, in July of last year and was sentenced to a three-year term of community control sanctions, or probation, the following month.

Online court records show a notification of alleged supervision violations was filed in February of this year, and according to Green’s sentencing entry, he admitted to four violations.

According to online court records, Green was first indicted May 1, 2018, on a charge of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, though other records say he possessed fentanyl, a powerful opioid.

Green was charged with receiving stolen property in a separate case involving several codefendants, who prosecutors said robbed a barn belonging to the father of Highland County Prosecuting Attorney Anneka Collins.

Due to conflict of interest, Chad Randolph of the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office was assigned to the case as a special prosecutor.

Randolph told The Times-Gazette on Thursday that Green insisted he did not know the stolen goods he received were, in fact, stolen, which is an essential element of the case.

Prosecution and defense agreed to have Green take a lie detector test, and Green passed, so the charge was dismissed, Randolph said.

Polygraph tests are not admissible as evidence in criminal cases, Randolph said, but if prosecution and defense stipulate that one is appropriate, it can play a part in the outcome of a case.

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Separate stolen property charge dismissed due to polygraph

By David Wright

dwright@timesgazette.com