A Kent man who "cooked" methamphetamine near a Ravenna school in November 2012 has been sentenced to prison based on that and two additional arrests for possessing the drug in Brimfield in May 2011 and February 2012.
Dennis W. Haworth, 43, with a last known address on Park Avenue in Kent, was sentenced to three years in prison by Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman on Jan. 31. By law, he received credit for 77 days served in jail awaiting trial, and received no fines because he is indigent and unable to pay, according to Pittman's ruling.
Haworth was arrested by the Portage County Drug Task Force after agents discovered a meth lab inside a residence at 115 N. Scranton St. in Ravenna, less than 1,000 feet from Brown Middle School, on Nov. 16. Haworth, Christina M. Guy, 37, and homeowner James T. Vickers, 55, all were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine at the residence.
Haworth was indicted on one count each of illegal manufacture of drugs, a first-degree felony, and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony, in the Ravenna case. His trial was scheduled to begin on Feb. 6.
Haworth also was sentenced by Judge John Enlow on to 180 days in jail on Jan. 28 after pleading guilty in October 2012 to two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies. Enlow ordered him to forfeit $1,154 in cash to Brimfield police, money found in his possession during a drug arrest. Haworth declined to say anything in court.
Haworth possessed two grams of methamphetamine in Brimfield on May 5, 2011, according to court records. Nine months later, on Feb. 6, 2012, a Brimfield police officer arrested Haworth with two grams of methamphetamine and a digital scale within 1,000 feet of Brimfield Elementary School.
Guy's trial in the Ravenna case is set to begin in Pittman's courtroom on Feb. 20, court records show. A trial on three felony charges in Vickers' case -- one count each of complicity to illegal manufacture of drugs, a first-degree felony, complicity to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony, and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony -- is set to begin in Enlow's courtroom on Feb. 26.
If convicted of permitting drug abuse in the Ravenna case, Vickers could be ordered to forfeit the house and property at 115 N. Scranton St. to the drug task force, according to his indictment.
Vickers also is charged with possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony, in a separate case for allegedly possessing less than a gram of the drug in Brimfield on June 19, 2012, according to court records.
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