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Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:45 AM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Criminal hearings  
Zachariah P. Germann, 23, Van Wert, was sentenced to four years in prison for each of the two counts of having weapons while under disability, both felonies of the third degree. 
German had been indicted by the October 2010 session of the Van Wert County Grand Jury when he had pawned two firearms. Germann had previously been sentenced on other criminal charges which prevented him to possess a firearm.
German was also sentenced to another four-year prison sentence on a charge of burglary and to an 18-month prison sentence on a charge of theft from an elderly person. These indictments were handed down in November. The charges were the result of a burglary at an elderly relative’s home in which jewelry was stolen and sold.  
German told Judge Steele, “this criminal run was while I was addicted to heroin.”  
Judge Steele ordered that all the sentences run concurrently to one another and that Germann be given credit for seven days he had served in jail awaiting the final disposition of the case. 
Stacy M. Young, 34, Van Wert, was placed on community control for three years for trafficking in drugs (heroin), a felony of the fifth degree. 
Young allegedly sold heroin to an undercover agent working for the Van Wert City Police Department in November. 
Young was ordered to spend 60 days on electronic monitored house arrest and then spend another 30 days in the Van Wert County Jail at a time to be determined by her Van Wert County Adult Probation Department supervision officer. 
Young was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service, have two years of intensive supervision, complete a substance abuse assessment and all recommended programs. Young had her driver’s license suspended for six months.  
Judge Steele ordered that Young make restitution to the Van Wert City Police Department for the amount of $150, which was money used in buying the drugs.   
Young was ordered to pay $250 as partial reimbursement for her court appointed attorney, $25 for the Affidavit of Indigentcy Fee and pay court costs. 
Judge Steele gave Young a basic prison term of nine months but deferred the imposition of the prison sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
Joe B. Quevedo, 46, Van Wert, was sentenced to a six months in prison on a charge of possession of drugs (heroin).  
Quevedo originally had been indicted for trafficking in drugs but through plea negotiation entered the plea to the possession of drugs. 
Quevedo allegedly sold heroin to an undercover agent working for the Van Wert City Police Department in October. 
Judge Steele found that Quevedo was not amenable to community control  in sentencing him to the prison term. Quevedo was given credit for 55 days he has served awaiting final disposition of his case. 
Megan M. Wannemacher, 25, Van Wert, was placed on three years of community control on charges of trafficking in drugs (heroin).   
Wannemacher will spend 60 days on electronic monitored house arrest, will spend an addition 30 days in jail at a time to be determined by her supervision officer. 
Wannemacher had her driver’s license suspended for six months, was ordered to make restitution to the Van Wert City Police Department in the amount of $80 for the money used to make the purchase of the drugs by the informant. Judge Steele ordered that she pay $250 as partial reimbursement for her court appointed attorney, $25 for affidavit of indigency fee, and court costs. 
Judge Steele gave her a basic prison sentence of nine months but deferred the imposition of the prison sentence pending the successful completion of community control. 
Alvin S. Hammons, 46, Van Wert, was placed on three years of community control on possession of drugs (heroin), a felony of the fifth degree. 
Hammons was given a 30-day jail sentence to be served at a time to be determined by his supervision officer, must complete 200 hours of community service, have a substance abuse assessment done and complete all rehabilitation programs ordered.  
Hammons had his drivers license suspended for six months and was ordered to pay $250 as partial reimbursement for court appointed attorney, $25 affidavit of indigency fee and court costs.   
Judge Steele gave Hammons a nine month prison sentence but deferred the imposition of the sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
Virginia J. Schrader, 21, Van Wert, was sentenced to three years of community control on a charge of trafficking in drugs (morphine), a felony of the fourth degree.  Schrader allegedly sold the morphine to an undercover agent working for the Van Wert City Police Department in November. 
Schrader was ordered to immediately spend 30 days in the Van Wert County Jail and then spend an additional 30 days in jail at a time to be determined by her supervision officer.   
Judge Steele suspended Shrader’s driver’s license for six month, ordered her to pay court costs and to complete a substance abuse assessment.  
A nine-month prison sentence was given to Shrader but the imposition of the sentence was deferred pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
Change of plea hearings
Ashley A. Sheets, 27, Van Wert, possession of drugs (heroin), plea of guilty, pre-sentence investigation ordered with sentencing scheduled for 9 a.m. June 15. 
Sheets ordered held pending her sentencing for a violation of appearance bond.
Stephanie R. Fannon, 31, Van Wert, entered guilty pleas to a multiple count indictment charging her with passion of heroin, cocaine, and a variety of other prescription drugs.  
Pre-sentence has been ordered with sentencing scheduled for 9 a.m. June 15. 
Jason Lamb, 29, Van Wert, entered guilty pleas to two counts of trafficking in drugs (heroin), pre-sentence investigation ordered with sentencing scheduled for 9 a.m. June 15. 

Community control violation hearings 
Lyle Diltz, 41, Delphos, admitted to violating the terms of his community control by testing positive for the use of drugs.  
Diltz was resentenced to three years of community control but ordered to spend up to six months at the WORTH Center . 
Klarisa Mendoza, 23, Van Wert, denied violating her community control program, case will be scheduled for full hearing at later date. 
Mendoza was ordered held on a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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