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Three defendants plead guilty

Three other defendants pleaded guilty Wednesday in Logan County Common Pleas Court.

James E. Allison, 25, of Lima, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

He was arrested Nov. 8 by troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol who discovered more than 200 grams of marijuana in the right rear floorboard of the vehicle the defendant was driving following a traffic stop on U.S. Route 33.

The trooper initiated the traffic stop because the vehicle’s windows were too tinted. During the stop criminal indicators were observed and a canine unit was called to the scene. The dog hit on the vehicle and a search turned up the marijuana.

The defendant also agreed to forfeit $3,195 in drug money found on him at the time of the stop.





• Jason Clevenger, 32, of Bellefontaine, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of domestic violence, a third-degree felony.

The defendant spent most of May 22 drinking vodka and terrorizing his live-in girlfriend and children in the home. He bit his girlfriend’s lower lip and also reportedly broke a coffee table and pushed a five-year-old child.

Mr. Clevenger said he disagreed with some of the facts laid out by prosecutors, but agreed with the “essence” of the charges — that he caused physical harm to a family member in the home. The charge is his third conviction for domestic violence.

• Donte Boddie, 32, of Springfield, pleaded guilty to four charges involving possession and trafficking of heroin. Charges include two counts of possession of heroin, trafficking heroin and complicity to trafficking heroin.

The defendant has been arrested three times this year following investigations with the Logan County Joint Drug Task Force. Prosecutors are recommending a three-year sentence, with judicial release to the West Central Community Correctional Facility after 12 months.

Each defendant will be sentenced Nov. 18, following presentence investigations.

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