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Suspect pleads guilty to trafficking drugs in Ottawa County jail

A man who admitted to participating in drug deals while behind bars in Ottawa County was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty on Wednesday. John Wyatt, 35, of Beaver, Ohio, pleaded guilty to complicity to conveyance of drugs onto grounds of a detention facility, a third-degree felony, in Ottawa County Common Pleas […]

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Drug smuggler gets 20 years

A man who smuggled drugs into two detention facilities — a state prison and the Ottawa County jail — was sentenced to prison Friday on the heels of his jury trial. Corwin Qualls, 40, had his trial in the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court for the smuggling and dealing drugs in the county jail while […]

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Man pleads guilty to attempted drug trafficking

A Port Clinton man accused of dealing heroin and fentanyl accepted a plea agreement. Polk Drive resident Clayton Havens, 36, appeared in the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Monday and pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted aggravated drug trafficking. A grand jury originally indicted Havens on three counts of aggravated drug trafficking and two […]

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Clyde man gets 10 years for armed robbery of Magruder pharmacy

A Clyde man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for robbing the Magruder Hospital Pharmacy at gunpoint earlier this year. Joshua Trapp, 35, who pleaded guilty last month to aggravated robbery, was sentenced by Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters for the single first-degree felony charge, which carried a maximum possible […]

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4 Port Clinton residents indicted in drug sting

Four Port Clinton residents face charges as the result of an undercover Ottawa County Drug Task Force operation. Richard Famolare, 37, Jacob Steele, 30, Ronald Bowman, 32, and Catherine Holbrook, 38, were indicted on drug charges by an Ottawa County grand jury. According to Ottawa County Prosecutor James VanEerten, 14 other people were indicted by the […]

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