Violation sends man to STAR

Convicted of trafficking last year, defendant admits using heroin

By Angela Shepherd - [email protected]



A Leesburg man who less than two weeks ago was reported to have been found unresponsive in a car due to an alleged heroin overdose faced Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss on Tuesday on probation violations.

Casey A. Polley, 32, was a passenger on Nov. 28 in a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Hillsboro resident Raejean Polston, who crashed less than a block from a Blanchester home where it is alleged the pair obtained and used heroin. Polston’s young child was in the backseat of the vehicle when it crashed.

As previously reported, the child was turned over to Polston’s relative, Polston was arrested, and Polley was taken to the hospital.

Polley admitted in court Tuesday to having violated his community control by consuming heroin. He also admitted to failing to report to his probation officer, associating with an individual he was ordered not to associate with, and being convicted of a misdemeanor offense.

He was placed on community control about a year ago after pleading guilty to two counts of trafficking in heroin, both fifth-degree felonies. This week, he was ordered to successfully complete the STAR program.

In other hearings, Tad Everett Price, 40, did not show up for a sentencing hearing and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

The Greenfield man last week pled guilty to fourth-degree felony trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school. At the request of attorney J.D. Wagoner, the judge allowed for sentencing to be delayed to give Price time to get things in order before heading to prison.

The state in the plea agreement reached with Price made a recommendation of nine months in prison.

Coss said when Price is arrested he is to be held without bond.

Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.

Convicted of trafficking last year, defendant admits using heroin

By Angela Shepherd

[email protected]