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Suffield man gets 2 years for meth

By DAVE O'BRIEN Staff Writer Published: July 2, 2017 4:00 AM
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A 63-year-old Suffield man caught with 29 grams of methamphetamine during a November traffic stop in Mogadore will serve as much as two years in prison, he learned last week.

Russell L. Frye, of 284 Pheasant Drive, was sentenced by Portage County County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman to the minimum prison term he faced after pleading guilty in April to aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony.

Frye, who received credit for 124 days already served in jail awaiting trial, also was fined $7,500, ordered to pay $312 in court costs and will forfeit $97 in illegal drug profits to the Mogadore Police Department, according to Pittman's ruling. The judge also suspended Frye's driver's license for three years.

Mogadore police seized 29 grams of meth from inside Frye's 2005 Chevrolet during a Nov. 18 traffic stop in the 3900 block of Etter Road. Also seized was the anti-anxiety medication Xanax, for which Frye did not have a prescription, and additional drug paraphernalia.


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