Franklin Township woman pleads guilty to selling drugs to undercover police

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

A Franklin Township woman police said was responsible for the illegal sale of heroin, cocaine and prescription painkillers in Kent, Ravenna and Streetsboro last summer has pleaded guilty to five felony charges.

Etta M. Wilson, 42, of 6385 West Shore Drive, recently pleaded guilty in Portage County Common Pleas Court to one count each of corrupting another with drugs, a second-degree felony, two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, both third-degree felonies, and one count each of possession of cocaine, a fourth-degree felony, and trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony.

Sentencing in Judge Laurie Pittman's courtroom is scheduled for April 8. Wilson is free on a personal recognizance pending sentencing, and will be interviewed for court-ordered drug treatment, according to court records.

Wilson also will forfeit a 2006 GMC Envoy and $15 in cash to the Portage County Drug Task Force, according to her plea. She was indicted in August 2012 after agents conducted a five-month investigation into the illegal sale of drugs in Kent, Ravenna and Streetsboro and identified Wilson as the source.

Agents bought heroin, cocaine and the painkiller Percocet from Wilson at least six times, according to Portage County Sheriff David Doak. In one instance, on June 7, Wilson allowed her 17-year-old daughter to ingest cocaine in the presence of an undercover police officer, Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci said.

Wilson and Paris D. Miller, 21, of Akron, were arrested by drug task force agents in Ravenna on July 12, 2012, after Wilson sold drugs to undercover officers within 1,000 feet of a school. Already on felony probation in Summit County, Miller was charged with trafficking in cocaine, a fifth-degree felony.

Miller pleaded guilty to that charge in Pittman's courtroom on Jan. 7. On March 1, he was sentenced to five years probation, ordered to complete the program at the Summit County Community Based Correctional Facility for Men, get his GED and find a full-time job within nine months. His driver's license was suspended for six months.

Miller also was fined $350 and ordered to forfeit $50 to the Portage County Drug Task Force.

, according to Pittman's ruling.

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  • It was probably $1,500.00 until these cops got there hands on it and turned it into $15.00.

  • @sezwho Have ya looked into who's rinnin' the task force? "LYIN" Larry Limbert is his name. His right hand man is Major "CHAOS" Kelly, neither one can count past 15!

  • $15.00 cash to be forfeited? REALLY????

  • And the mother of the year award goes to.... It really is a toss up, but she certainly is a candidate. As I've said before, some people just shouldn't procreate.

  • currently resideing in the summit county jail for possession of heroin once a doper always a doper

  • this article fails to mention the fact that she has again been arrested in akron for heroin possession and currently resides in the summit county jail so much for personal recognaince bond LMFAO