Wooster woman gets prison for drug trafficking
A Wooster woman who admitted to drug trafficking was sentenced to six months in prison.
Heather Fox, 44, of 1321⁄2 W. Vine St., was sentenced to prison after she pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, in Wayne County Common Pleas Court. In exchange for her guilty plea, one other trafficking charge was dropped.
The charges stem from drug buys made by the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency in October 2013 from Fox and Donald Dietry Jr., 55, of the same address. They were indicted as codefendants on three counts of trafficking cocaine and one count of permitting drug abuse.
Fox's attorney, Public Defender Heather Hillary, asked Judge Corey Spitler, Fox be granted community control as she has worked to "get everything lined up" in her life.
Fox said her living situation is a big problem in her life, but she is taking online classes and working to get her children and grandchildren back in her life.
But the judge was unimpressed during the Dec. 17 sentencing hearing.
"Ma'am ... you can't seem to maintain compliance and you can't seem to stop using," Spitler said. "I don't think the court should spend any more resources on you. ... I'm just going to say it's up to you."
Fox tried many times to convince the judge to change his mind and pleaded she needed help. Fox even said "I'm a drug addict," said, noting this was the first time she has taken the initiative herself to try to turn her life around.
"I'm not the same person. ... I swear. This is awful," Fox said to Spitler, begging him to reconsider prison.
"If I reconsider, it's going to be 12 months and not six," Spitler told her.
Dietry pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in cocaine. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 7 in front of Spitler.