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By DAN ROBINSON
Times staff writer
A Kenton man was sent to prison for nearly five years after being convicted of drug-related charges in Hardin County Common Pleas Court.
According to court records from Prosecutor Brad Bailey’s office, Dwayne Wallace Houtz, 509 N. Oak St., Kenton, was found guilty of possession of heroin. For that offense, Judge William Hart sentenced Houtz to 30 months in prison. The mandatory $5,000 fine was waived and reduced to $50. Houtz was sent to prison for another 14 months on another charge of possession of heroin. He was fined $50.
He was also convicted of trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school or the vicinity of a juvenile and another 17 months was added to the sentence and another $50 fine.. A count of trafficking in heroin brought a 10 month sentence and a $50 fine.
With some of the prison terms to be served concurrently, Houtz was sent to prison for a total of 57 months.
In other recent cases, Destiny Marie Bushong, of Marysville, was convicted of possession of heroin and sentenced to a prison term of 11 months. She was also fined $50. Bushong was also found guilty of tampering with evidence and sentenced to another 18 months in prison with a $50 fine.
The convictions were found to be a violation of her community control sanctions from a 2009 case in which she was found guilty of theft from an elderly person or a disabled adult. Another 10 months was added on for that case and Bushong was sent to prison for a total of 39 months in prison.
Timothy Paul Reed Jr. of Marion was found guilty of trespassing in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present and receiving stolen property. He was placed on five years of community control with several conditions. He was also found guilty of possession of a firearm while under disability.
Johnny Ray Gray, 115 Pebble Court, Ada, was convicted of domestic violence and fined $100. He was also placed on community control for three years.