Four defendants on Wednesday were sentenced in Highland County Common Pleas Court to prison, and all of them for drug-related offenses.
Scott W. Bentley Jr., 49, pled guilty to two counts of fourth-degree felony aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, and one count of fifth-degree felony heroin trafficking. Seven other counts of possession and trafficking were dismissed per the plea agreement.
Bentley was sentenced to nine months on each of the three counts, with judge Rocky Coss ordering those sentences to run consecutively, for a total of 27 months in prison.
The defendant was also ordered to pay more than $1,200 in restitution.
Bentley said he had been to prison two previous times. He was released from his most recent stint last July. According to his indictment, the offenses to which he pled guilty on Wednesday occurred in August.
In other hearings, another man who also was released from prison last July was sentenced to a year in prison for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.
Jason A. Clary, 41, Chillicothe, pled guilty to the third-degree felony on Wednesday. According to the judge, this was Clary’s third felony conviction.
Charles Edward Sprinkles, 35, Sardinia, pled guilty to heroin possession and was sentenced to nine months in prison. The fifth-degree felony offense was his fourth felony conviction.
Karie C. Price, 26, West Portsmouth, was sentenced to eight months in prison for fifth-degree felony heroin trafficking, a charge she pled guilty to in February.
In other court action, Shawn Parr, 33, Greenfield, was continued on community control for a fifth-degree felony marijuana possession charge he pled guilty to in March.
Kaitlyn M. Binegar, 19, Greenfield, was granted intervention in lieu of conviction after pleading guilty to fifth-degree felony heroin possession. Further prosecution on the matter will cease while Binegar is successfully engaged in the program. If the intervention in lieu of conviction is completed successfully, the felony against Binegar will be dismissed.
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