The following individuals appeared Tuesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Delaquan Dion McCleskey, 21, Dayton, was sentenced to three years of community control and ordered to spend up to six months at the WORTH Center on charges of trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, and possession of cocaine. The trafficking charge was a fourth-degree felony, with the two counts of possession of cocaine and heroin both fifth-degree felonies.
Judge Steele emphatically told McCleskey that it was his intention to sentence him along with others who are allegedly bringing heroin into Van Wert County to prison terms but recent changes dictated by the Ohio Department of Corrections prohibits him sending persons to prison who have no prior felony records.
McCleskey was arrested after a Van Wert City Police Department undercover investigation show McCleskey was bringing large quantities of heroin, cocaine and bath salts to Van Wert from Dayton.
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