WOOSTER — An Orrville man was handed with a five-year jail sentence after violating conditions of his community control.
Seth Patterson-Doty, 23, of 9128 McQuaid Road, was sentenced after he originally was charged and pleaded guilty to felony drug possession, two counts of aggravated trafficking, trafficking in drugs and trafficking in heroin (in two separate cases).
Wayne County Common Pleas Judge Corey Spitler sentenced Patterson-Doty to 12 months on each count to be served consecutively.
He was given credit for 153 days served.
Spitler gave him three years on probation in April instead of jail on the charges. A hearing in November saw his probation officer testify to his probation violations.
The charges stem from drug buys undercover Medway Drug Enforcement Agency agents made from Patterson-Doty in Orrville in July and August 2012.
Medway agent Donald Hall said his confidential informants purchased heroin, oxycodone, suboxone and bath salts from Patterson-Doty.
Spitler told Patterson-Doty at Wednesday’s court hearing that when he gave him community control instead of jail time he thought that would be motivation for him to stay out of jail and continue working at his job.
“The only thing that kept you out of prison was a job,” Spitler told him. “And you lost that … you’re done.”
When Patterson-Doty and friends and family started tearing up, Spitler told him it “is a little late for that” and added he “continued to run around with felons” when he was given chances before.
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