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Stutler headed to prison, Ott gets probation on heroin charges

FPS staff report

Two of three men facing felony drug charges involving heroin have been sentenced in Carroll County Common Pleas Court.

At a hearing Jan. 29 before Judge Dominick E. Olivito Jr., Charles D. Stutler, 21, of 3092 Jasmine Rd., Carrollton, was sentenced to consecutive terms of 11 months and six months in prison upon conviction of one count of trafficking in heroin and one count of possession of heroin, felonies of the 4th and 5th degree.

The 17-month aggregate prison sentence was handed down by Judge Olivito after Stutler withdrew former pleas of not guilty to an indictment returned Nov. 7, 2012, charging him with one count each of theft, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin and tampering with evidence.

Stutler’s drivers license was also suspended for six months commencing Jan. 29, 2013.

Two other cases involving probation violations were also disposed of during the Jan. 29 hearing.

A six-month jail sentence and $250 fine suspended Jan. 19, 2012, was imposed against Stutler for violating a three-year probation imposed with his conviction for receiving stolen property. In another separate case, an eight-month prison term plus a $500 fine and restitution in the amount of $5,615.08 was also imposed for a probation violation for his conviction of theft and receiving stolen property.

At a hearing Jan. 31, Kevin M. Ott, 28, of 332 2nd St. NE, Carrollton, was placed on a five-year community control program after withdrawing former not guilty pleas to one count each of theft and possession of heroin, 5th and 4th degree felonies, and four counts of trafficking in heroin, all 4th degree felonies. As a result of plea bargaining, he entered guilty pleas to three counts of trafficking in heroin, all 4th degree felonies, and one count of trafficking in heroin, a 5th degree felony, and one count of possession of heroin, a 4th degree felony.

Conditions of Ott’s five-year probation include that he serve 33 days in the Carroll County jail of which he was given credit for 33 days previously served.

He also is pay a $750 fine and make payment of all court costs within 36 months and perform 20 hours of community service.

Ott is to make restitution in the amount of $400 jointly and severally with co-defendants Stutler and Christopher Burris, 26, of 3198 Ivory Rd., Carrollton, who is to be sentenced this Thursday by Judge Olivito.

Ott’s drivers license was also suspended for six months commencing Jan. 31, 2013


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