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Thursday, January 03, 2013 1:34 PM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas:
Change of Plea

Nicole Raines, 32, Van Wert entered a plea of guilty to trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth degree, including a specification that she used a 1997 Dodge Caravan in the commission of the offense. A second count for the same offense was dismissed for her plea.  
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set her sentencing for Feb. 13.

Sentencings

James Sylvia, 46, Van Wert was sentenced for a charge of assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree. 
He received one year community control, 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, anger management assessment and treatment, substance abuse assessment and treatment and he was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A 180-days jail term and $1,000 fine were deferred pending completion of community control.

Christopher L. Blue, 33, Van Wert was sentenced on a change of possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree. 
He was given three years community control, 90 days jail with credit for 67 already served, an additional 30 days jail to be served at a later date, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, psychological assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, had his driver’s license suspended for six months and was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fee. An 11-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control.

Taylor Agler, 20, Van Wert, was sentenced on two charges of trafficking drugs, each a felony of the fifth degree, with a specification that she used a 2006 Ford Focus in the commission of the second offense.   
She was given three years community control, 30 days jail with work release, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, parenting class, two years intensive probation, her driver’s license was suspended for six months, she was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. Her 30 days in jail will begin Sunday. 
The 2006 Forde Focus is forfeited to the State of Ohio.
A nine-months prison term deferred pending completion of community control.

 

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