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Burris heroin sentence: probation

FPS staff report

The third defendant in a heroin drug case has been sentenced by Carroll County Common Pleas Court Judge Dominick E. Olivito Jr.

At a hearing Feb. 14, Christopher J. Burris, 26, of 3198 Ivory Rd., Carrollton, withdrew  a former plea of not guilty to an indictment charging him with two counts of trafficking in heroin, each 4th degree felonies, one count of possession of heroin, a 4th degree felony, and one count of possessing criminal tools, a 5th degree felony. He entered guilty pleas to an amended indictment charging him with two counts of trafficking in heroin, each 4th degree felonies, and one count of possession of heroin, a 5th degree felony. One count of possession of heroin was dismissed by Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney Donald R. Burns Jr.

Olivito sentenced Burris to a five-year community control program on 19 conditions which included a 33-day jail sentence. He will not have to serve the jail sentence as he was given credit for the time he spent in jail following his arrest.

The two other defendants were sentenced previously. They included Charles D. Stutler, 21, of 3092 Jasmine Rd., Carrollton, who was sentenced Jan. 29 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.

In a seperate case, an eight-month prison sentence plus a $500 fine and restitution in the amount of $5,615.08 was imposed for a probation violation upon Stutler’s conviction of theft and receiving stolen property.

At a separate 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.

Ott originally was indicted on three counts of trafficking in heroin, each 4th degree felonies, one count of trafficking in heroin, a 5th degree felony, and one count of possession of heroin, a 4th degree felony.


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