Wooster man admits to selling cocaine

A Wooster man has admitted to selling cocaine to undercover informants on two occasions.

Ashon D. Palmer, 26, of 1211 Rebecca St., Apt. A, pleaded guilty in Wayne County Common Pleas Court to two counts of trafficking cocaine, both fifth-degree felonies.

Sentencing was scheduled for Sept. 17 in front of Judge Corey Spitler. Palmer faces a maximum prison sentence of two years, one year for each charge.

Don Hall, director of Medway Drug Enforcement Agency, said Palmer was brought to the agency's attention through information received from the public. The tips led to Medway making two buys off of him through undercover informants.

Both buys were in May 2013 in the city of Wooster, one of which had a young child present, for an estimated $200 worth of cocaine.

Palmer was indicted in August 2013. He is free on a recognizance bond. He is represented by Public Defender Heather Hillary.

Previously, Hall said, Medway and law enforcement had known of Palmer via his brother, Ahmed Palmer, and his involvement in a murder investigation in 2011 that was believed to be drug-related.

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