Man found guilty of drug charges


A Fulton County Common Pleas Court jury has found a Wauseon man guilty of drug charges, and a Pettisville woman was sentenced on a drug charge.

The jury of eight men and four women deliberated approximately two hours before finding Mitchel Bachman, 19, of Wauseon guilty of trafficking in marijuana and permitting drug abuse, both fifth-degree felonies. A county grand jury previously indicted Bachman for the June 2016 offenses, when he permitted his vehicle to be used to sell marijuana.

His bond was continued, and a pre-sentence investigation and report was ordered by the court. Sentencing has not been scheduled but Bachman could face two years in prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Paul Kennedy. The defendant was represented by attorney Clay Gerbitz.

The original charges were the result of an investigation by the Multi-Area Narcotics Task Force.

Rebecca Hopper, 37, of Pettisville pleaded guilty to possession of heroin. On or about April 13, 2016, she possessed heroin.

She was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Robinson to six months in prison, to be served consecutively with a prison term imposed by Defiance County Court of Common Pleas, and ordered to pay all prosecution costs and court-appointed counsel fees.

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