Admitted Wooster drug dealer avoids prison time

A woman who admitted to dealing drugs in Wooster with her ex-boyfriend avoided prison time Wednesday.

Tamra P. Holliday, 22, of 1168 Townsview Place, Wooster, was sentenced to two years on community control for two counts of aggravated trafficking, both fourth-degree felonies, in Wayne County Common Pleas Court.

She also was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, had her license suspended for six months and was ordered to make restitution of $525 to the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency.

Holliday was indicted on numerous drug trafficking charges, which included gun and money forfeiture specifications, with her ex-boyfriend Shannon Thomas, 40, also of 1168 Townsview Place, after they were caught selling oxycodone.

Her ex-boyfriend, also of 1168 Townsview Place, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended count of aggravated trafficking, a third-degree felony, and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 22 and Thomas faces a maximum of three years in prison.

Both were arrested in May after they were indicted through the Medway's Operation Southern Migration round-up.

Public Defender Heather Hillary, during Holliday's sentencing hearing, told Judge Corey Spitler her client has no prior convictions, and she has three children. She was working full-time, but is on medical leave, as she was on crutches during her sentencing.

Spitler told Holliday if there "are any other issues" with her and Thomas -- as it was learned he recently moved back in with her to help take care of her children -- the probation department may require she not have contact with Thomas as an added condition of her probation.

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