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UPDATE: Defendant admits to selling prescription medication



A man who sold a family member’s prescription medication to pay off a previous drug-related debt pleaded guilty Monday before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark S. O’Connor.

Craig Webster, 38, of Lewistown, pleaded guilty to deception to obtain a dangerous drug, a fourth-degree felony. He was arrested in March after deputies from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office discovered he’d filled his stepson’s prescription medication for attention deficit disorder at a Bellefontaine pharmacy.

Mr. Webster sold 30 pills of Focalin — a stimulant — to an acquaintance for $3 per pill, prosecutors report. The defendant didn’t get to keep his $90, though. The pills were in exchange to pay off a $90 debt he’d had for the purchase of heroin, according to his statement to sheriff’s deputies.

Mr. Webster’s wife turned her husband in after she’d learned he stole the boy’s medication.

This is the defendant’s first felony conviction. Attorneys initially sought to place the defendant on the intervention program, but that motion was denied after Mr. Webster failed to appear at a July hearing.

He will be sentenced Oct. 21.

Woman pleads guilty to possession of drugs



A defendant was granted intervention in lieu of conviction Monday after pleading guilty to possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Megan Shoffner, 25, of Lakeview, was arrested in February following a traffic stop in the 13000 block of State Route 287 in East Liberty. She was a passenger in a vehicle on its way back from Columbus following a purchase of heroin.

Acting on a tip, Logan County Joint Drug Task Force stopped the vehicle. The defendant, and another passenger in the car, admitted to having heroin in their possession. Ms. Shoffner also admitted to having used heroin on the way back from Columbus.

In other court action:


A defendant was sentenced to local jail time for drug-related charges, another pleaded guilty to breaking-and-entering and two other defendants were placed on the prosecutor’s pretrial diversion program in other matters handled during the past week in Logan County Common Pleas Court.

Woman sentenced to local jail









Niesha Mundy, 27, of Springfield, was sentenced to 30 days in Logan County Jail, three years’ community control and was ordered to pay court costs and attorney fees for trafficking in drugs. She was given credit for three days served.

Daniel Matheson, 36, of Columbus, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaking and entering, and Steven Eastman, 51, of Kansas, pleaded guilty to importuning. Presentence investigations were ordered and sentencing is Oct. 21. (CLICK HERE for a related story about Eastman)

Melvin Catterson, 28, of Jackson Center, pleaded guilty to theft and vandalism and Jarred Campbell, 21, of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty to illegal absentee voting. They were placed on the prosecutor’s pretrial diversion program.

Sept. 11, Amber Barker, 26, of Bellefontaine, was referred to the West Central Community Based Correctional Facility for a probation violation. She originally pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.

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