Streetsboro man sentenced to 3 years in prison for making meth in Kent

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

A Streetsboro man has been sentenced to three years in prison and fined $5,000 for possessing chemicals used to make methamphetamine in Kent in May 2012, while a co-defendant recently was sentenced to court-ordered drug treatment and probation.

Gregory D. Moors, 28, of 9257 Briar Drive, was sentenced recently by Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman. He pleaded guilty in December to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony.

Pittman gave Moors the maximum prison term, and credited him with 178 days served in the Portage County jail awaiting trial, according to court records. His driver's license was suspended for three years.

Moors and co-defendant Chelsi M. McLaughlin, 19, of 10328 Wellman Road, Streetsboro, were indicted on six felony charges each in August 2012 based on a Kent Police Department investigation. They allegedly made and possessed methamphetamine with the intent to sell it in the 700 block of Silver Meadows Boulevard in Kent on May 31, 2012, according to their joint indictment.

McLaughlin pleaded guilty to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony, on Sept. 28, 2012. Pittman sentenced her to five years probation and ordered her to attend the Northeast Ohio Community Alternative Program in Warren to receive drug treatment.

McLaughlin also was ordered to pay a $300 fine, attend two addiction recovery meetings per week for two years, find a full-time job within a year and keep it throughout probation and have no contact with Moors. Her driver's license also was suspended for one year with privileges for probation and counseling appointments, work and addiction recovery meetings, according to Pittman's orders.

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  • @Lollipops. Did you ever stop and think that maybe the drug task force is not properly equipped or trained or lack the resources and manpower to go after the heroin dealers you preach about? Id say taking this guy off our streets is at least a good starting point.

  • # 982 meth lab article this year!!! Mean while there were 2 HEROIN OVERDOSES THIS WEEK IN PORTAGE COUNTY! Wake up task force get these heroin dealers off our streets! If you don't know how to bust them then get out and let someone that has a clue or cares in to do the job! I understand that after a while it gets old and you really could care less if you bust anyone or not but this problem is getting close to home! I'd imagine that you all have children and would hate to know that these monsters could be targeting your kids one day! I also understand that your administration does not want to make hand to hand drug buys any longer but the tactics that you tards are using sure isn't working! Lets start by getting out of your vehicles and put one foot in front of another and see who you can shake up! Send your crew to Ravenna on a Friday nite to the den and do a little interdiction and I'd bet you'd come out on top! Just sayin'

  • # 982 meth lab article this year!!! Mean while there were 2 HEROIN OVERDOSES THIS WEEK IN PORTAGE COUNTY! Wake up task force get these heroin dealers off our streets! If you don't know how to bust them then get out and let someone that has a clue or cares in to do the job! I understand that after a while it gets old and you really could care less if you bust anyone or not but this problem is getting close to home! I'd imagine that you all have children and would hate to know that these monsters could be targeting your kids one day! I also understand that your administration does not want to make hand to hand drug buys any longer but the tactics that you tards are using sure isn't working! Lets start by getting out of your vehicles and put one foot in front of another and see who you can shake up! Send your crew to Ravenna on a Friday nite to the den and do a little interdiction and I'd bet you'd come out on top! Just sayin'

  • You got to be kiddin' me!!! "LYIN" Larry and Major "CORRUPTION" Kelly let this one slip through their fingers? I bet Chief Lee is wonderin' where those two illustrious leaders were when her Police Department has a drug agent assigned to the task force? Prolly just an oversight on "LYIN" Limberts part. Well maybe that's why they were convicted, Because the two wingnuts weren't involved? Just makes "CENTS"!