VAN WERT — A Delphos man was sentenced to 11 months in prison on a drug trafficking charge. Steven Diltz, 29, will serve the prison time concurrently with an 11-month prison sentence handed down in a Putnam County court. Diltz was sentenced Wednesday morning in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas. He had pleaded guilty to fifth-degree felony trafficking in drugs. Diltz was given credit for 67 days already served on this charge. Stating, “I was raised in an Amish home. This isn’t me,” Brenda Schwartz expressed her plea for mercy to Judge Charles D. Steele on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Decatur, Indiana woman was sentenced on three counts of theft from an elderly person, each a felony of the fifth degree. Schwartz’s attorney, Todd Wolfrum, explained that a man had coerced Schwartz into using the credit card of the woman she was caring for to make purchases for him.
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