Wooster woman gets prison for selling cocaine, heroin

A Wooster woman was sentenced to a year in prison after she admitted to selling cocaine and heroin in the city.

Nancy L. Jones, 53, 225 N. Columbus Ave., was sentenced on one count of trafficking in cocaine and one count of trafficking in heroin, both fifth-degree felonies.

Wayne County Common Pleas Judge Corey Spitler imposed a 12-month prison sentence on each count, but ran them concurrently when he sentenced her Wednesday.

Jones was indicted as a part of the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency's Operation Southern Migration and arrested in May. She was caught selling drugs out of a parking lot on the 300 block of North Market Street in Wooster in February, said Donald Hall, director of Medway. Jones was indicted on two counts of trafficking in cocaine and one in heroin before one count was dismissed in exchange for her guilty plea.

Public Defender Heather Hillary requested Jones be screened for programming to help with her drug addiction, which Hillary said has led to her "lengthy record" in Wayne County.

Courtney Curtis, with the court's adult probation department, said Jones was screened and was to be sent to Stark Regional Community Correction Center on a previous case, but she violated probation while awaiting a bed.

Spitler told Jones in looking at her prior record he was "not sure (I) need to devote resources" on her. "You can't complete probation, you've been to prison before," Spitler said, before noting he felt it was more appropriate to send her to prison.

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