Wooster man gets prison for drug charge
WOOSTER -- A 19-year-old Wooster man was given prison time after failing the conditions of his intervention on drug trafficking charges.
Julian D. Campbell, of 1131 E. Bowman St., Apt. B, was given a 12-month prison sentence in Wayne County Common Pleas Court for each of two counts of trafficking in marijuana, both fifth-degree felonies. His sentence will be served consecutively.
He faces three years of post release control after his sentence is completed.
Campbell was indicted in October 2012 after Medway Drug Enforcement Agency agents purchased marijuana from him on two occasions in May 2012 in Wooster, said Don Hall, senior agent with the drug force.
He was granted intervention in lieu of conviction, but he recently had a Municipal Court case brought against him after he was stopped by Wooster Police on Nov. 23 and found with a syringe. He allegedly tried to hide the syringe near an infant child, according to reports.
His attorney, Heather Hillary, said he knew he had been given a number of opportunities and asked the court to consider the Stark Regional Community Correction Center.
Campbell apologized to the court and probation department before his sentencing on Feb. 26. He claimed he can't stop his drug addiction.
"I've tried and I've tried again and it just leads me back here," Campbell said.
Judge Corey Spitler said even though he and probation were "disappointed" in him, Campbell failed to cooperate with the terms of his intervention.
"As a result, I think you've left me with no real alternative," Spitler said.
While being escorted from the courtroom a family member said, "We love you Julian."
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