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Drug dealer sentenced to prison



A defendant who was convicted by a jury was sentenced this week in Logan County Common Pleas Court to four years in prison.

Robert Price, 39, of Lakeview, was found guilty Dec. 11 of trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He also pleaded guilty and was sentenced on a charge of possessing weapons under disability, a third-degree felony.

The defendant was caught selling $20 worth of crack cocaine to an undercover informant working with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office Jan. 11, 2012.

Also sentenced were:

• Tyrone Coleman, 34, of Bellefontaine: five years’ community control and ordered to pay court costs and attorney fees for non-support of dependents; and

• Lisa Miller, 36, of Marion: 78 days in Logan County Jail, two years’ community control and ordered to pay restitution, court costs and attorney fees for theft.

Pleading guilty were:

• Jennifer Gillman, 34, of Hatfield, Ky.: attempted theft of a firearm and theft. She was charged for trying to steal a shotgun from Lakeview Hardware by gaining access to the locked cabinet using a wire hanger, court documents show. She was accompanied during the incident by a male suspect and a juvenile child.

As associates became wise to the attempted gun theft, the suspects left the store and stole a chainsaw on their way out. Law enforcement later recovered the chainsaw at a residence at 400 Lincoln Blvd., Russells Point. The second theft charge originated with the defendant stealing approximately $320 from a purse at 7160 North St., Belle Center.

• Johnathan Hocking, 29, of Schneider, Ind.: two counts of carrying a concealed weapon.

Presentence investigations were ordered and both defendants will be sentenced March 4.

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