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 counts of heroin trafficking. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

But in exchange for a plea change, the prosecution dismissed two trafficking charges and amended the other three to lesser counts. The court scheduled his sentencing for Oct. 26.

The charges against Havens stem from an investigation by the Ottawa County Drug Task Force last year after a confidential informant told agents Havens sold heroin.

The agents gave the informant money to set up a drug deal with Havens. They watched as Havens allegedly gave him an envelope with heroin inside it.

Leghia Havens, 27, was also charged with permitting drug abuse for driving Havens to the drug deal with the informant.

She pleaded guilty to the charge in April and was given intervention in lieu of conviction. She is under the supervision of the court’s probation department for two years.

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