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Drug dealer pleads no contest

Wilson-Maurice

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MARYSVILLE — A local drug dealer arrested for concealing more than 100 units of heroin in his pants during a traffic stop along U.S. Route 33 faces between two and eight years in prison after pleading no contest in Union County Common Pleas Court.

Common Pleas Court Judge Don Fraser found Maurice M. Henry Wilson, 34, currently lodged in the Tri-County Jail, guilty on one count each of aggravated trafficking and drug possession. Mr. Wilson, along with two other defendants was arrested Aug. 17 following a traffic stop on west U.S. 33 near Marysville.

A search of the defendant revealed 125 units of heroin worth about a $1,000. Because of the amount of drugs, both charges are second-degree felonies. He reportedly would buy the drugs in Columbus and sell them in Bellefontaine and the surrounding vicinity.

He will be sentenced Feb. 11, following a presentence investigation.

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