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Couple denies drug charges

By CHRISTINE L. PRATT Staff Writer Published: February 25, 2017 5:00 AM

MILLERSBURG -- Convicted for making methamphetamine six years earlier, a local couple faces new drug charges.

Delane A. Goodwin, 44, of 258 Walnut St., Millersburg, has pleaded not guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to a single count of trafficking in marijuana. If convicted of the third-degree felony, he faces up to three years in prison.

Lisa D. Wilson, 39, same address, similarly pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana, possession of drug abuse instruments and permitting drug abuse. If convicted, she faces up to two years in prison.

The charges stem from a Feb. 2, 2017, search of their home, made possible because Goodwin remains on probation for his 2010 conviction for making and possessing meth in the vicinity of a juvenile. After being sentenced to eight years in prison, he was granted judicial release in June. At that time, he was placed on five years of community control sanctions.

Wilson, in 2010, was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of meth, permitting drug abuses and endangering children. She was released from supervision by Holmes County Adult Probation in December 2014.

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During the recent home search, probation officers and Holmes County Sheriff's deputies found more than 27 pounds of marijuana, baggies, syringes, rubber hose and digital scales, according to Chief Deputy Richard Haun, who noted the bulk of the marijuana was located in a detached garage on the property.

Based on the amount of drugs and information shared during an interview with investigators, it was evident Goodwin was keeping the drugs for later distribution down the line, according to Holmes County Prosecutor Sean Warner.

Wilson is accused of being aware of Goodwin's alleged criminal activity and being in possession of drugs and paraphernalia found in a bedroom in the residence, according to Warner.

Wilson is next scheduled to appear in court on April 12 for a pretrial conference. His case is scheduled for a similar hearing on April 13. Both are scheduled to have their cases tried to a jury on May 15.

Reporter Christine Pratt can be reached at 330-674-5676 or cpratt@the-daily-record.com.


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