Created on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 Written by NATE SMITH
It took barely a business day for prosecutors to convict a Bellefontaine man charged with selling drugs to an undercover informant working with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.
Jurors found Robert Price, 39, guilty Tuesday of one count of trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony.
Jurors deliberated for about three hours Tuesday, and a verdict was returned around 5 p.m.
Now-retired sheriff’s detective Keith LeVan testified that while working with an undercover informant, he set-up the “controlled drug buy” of $20 worth of crack cocaine.
The transaction occurred outside Community Markets, 870 E. Sandusky Ave., the afternoon of Jan. 11. Mr. LeVan said he fitted the informant with two digital recorders that recorded the transaction.
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