Steven P. Beathard, Fayette County Court of Common Pleas Judge, overruled motions for IILC (intervention in lieu of conviction) for three people Monday.
According to the Ohio State Bar Association, IILC was legislation created that allows some people to receive court-supervised treatment if the person meets certain requirements for non-violent, low-level offenses. The court may dismiss the charges once the person completes the terms of the ILLC program.
Tiffany Mick, 30, of Washington C.H., was arrested for possession of cocaine following a US 35 traffic stop by Ohio State Highway Patrol. A gel capsule of cocaine was found in the car. She was found to be not eligible for IILC and her final pre-trial is scheduled Sept. 26.
Cassandra Cottrell, 23, of Washington C.H., was indicted for possession of heroin after she reportedly overdosed in a house on Henkle Street Dec. 31, 2015. She had snorted heroin and emergency responders revived her with two doses of Narcan. At the hospital, a folded $20 bill containing heroin fell out of her bra. Cottrell was determined to not be eligible for IILC and was sentenced to two years of community control, treatment at Fayette Recovery, a six-month driver’s license suspension, and ordered to pay costs of prosecution.
Chad Leeth, 32, of Washington C.H., was charged with aggravated possession of drugs when a Washington C.H. police officer made a traffic stop on the car he was riding in March 5. Leeth was found to be sitting in the back seat of the car with an open container and an open bottle of vodka. Nine hydrocodone pills were found. Leeth said he did not have enough money to purchase the pills legally but needed them for the pain he was suffering stemming from an assault. He was not eligible for IILC and was sentenced to two years of community control, treatment at Fayette Recovery, a six-month driver’s license suspension, and ordered to pay costs of prosecution.
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