Washington C.H. woman gets probation for taking fentanyl into jail

Carla A. Doctor was ordered to complete drug treatment and counseling Tuesday after she was convicted for taking heroin and fentanyl into the Fayette County Jail.

Doctor, 45, of Washington Court House, appeared in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas on three felony criminal charges and was convicted on illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility, third-degree felony, possession of heroin, and aggravated possession of fentanyl, each a fifth-degree felony.

In a waiver and plea agreement with the state, Doctor was sentenced on only the third degree felony charge for illegally conveying drugs into the Fayette County Jail and was sentenced to one year of community control.

Doctor was brought to the Fayette County Jail Dec. 24, 2016 by the Washington C.H. Police Department and a folded piece of paper with one-tenth of a gram of heroin and fentanyl fell out of her shirt when she was going through the booking process, records state.

A few days later on Dec. 29, Doctor was ordered to serve seven months in prison after being busted in a Fayette County drug trafficking network.

Upon release from prison, she was indicted in July by a Fayette County grand jury for the conveyance of drugs into the jail.

The court placed Doctor on one year of community control Tuesday with the Fayette County Adult Probation Department and ordered Doctor to continue with drug treatment. Doctor said she attends Fayette Recovery once a week , goes to Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center for mental health, and attends meetings.

“I can do this one day at a time, that’s all I can do — one day at a time,” Doctor told the court.

A one-year prison sentence to Marysville Reformatory for Women was suspended and Judge Steven Beathard said the sentence may be imposed if Doctor violates the terms of her community control sanctions, which includes treatment and aftercare.

Doctor reported to the Fayette County Adult Probation Department following her court hearing.

Doctor was one of nine people convicted in an investigation last year into a drug trafficking network in the area. The investigation was conducted by detectives working with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the confidential informants with the U.S. 23 Major Crimes Task Force.

People struggling with drug use can text message the state of Ohio’s crisis line for help by texting ‘4hope’ to 741741.

For people in Fayette County, the Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADAMH) Services Board contracts with two drug treatment service providers:

– Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center, 1300 E. Paint St., Washington Court House, OH 43160. The phone number is 740-335-6935 and the crisis line is 740-335-7155.

– Fayette Recovery, 5 Fayette Center, Washington Court House, OH 43160. The phone number is 740-335-8228.

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By Ashley Bunton


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