An Orrville man was sentenced to prison for his involvement with a cocaine operation.
Ignacio M. Diego, 34, was sentenced in Wayne County Common Pleas Court in front of Judge Corey Spitler to three years in prison for trafficking in cocaine, a first-degree felony. He was being held in the Wayne County Jail at the time of the sentencing.
Two additional counts of trafficking in cocaine, a count of possession of cocaine and a count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.
Diego was ordered to have a three year license suspension.
The charges stem from March 13 when the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant at Diego's residence, according to Director David Smith. Diego was arrested at that time.
Medway had been investigating Diego and several others for several months, Smith said. The agency had made multiple controlled buys from Diego, the main target of the investigation.
"He was a sizable dealer in Wayne County," Smith said.
The agency was able to identify Diego's suspected supplier, however, that person is on the run, Smith said.
Medway agents executed other search warrants the same evening and arrested Amy J. Caskey, 40, of 10341 Lincoln Way East, Orrville, and Kristen L. Raper, 30, of 219 E. South St., Shreve.
Caskey was charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine. She was arraigned in April and pleaded not guilty. Raper was charged with one count of trafficking in cocaine. She was arraigned in May and pleaded not guilty.
The investigation was a joint effort with the FBI Canton office.
Diego was granted credit for 89 days served. He will be subject to five years of mandatory post release control.
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