MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeannine Pratt sentenced Jesse Chafin, 27, of Troy, to serve 18 months in prison for third degree felony trafficking of methamphetamines on Thursday.
Chafin was arrested as part of a Troy Police Department search warrant at 51 Cameo Circle and was one of five people arrested last February. The Troy Police Department executed a search warrant at the residence on Cameo Circle, where detectives recovered various amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and Percocet pills. A small child was also home at the time of the search.
Chafin, who has no prior felonies, admitted he struggled with addiction and failed to pass two drug tests while out on bond prior to Thursday’s hearing.
Judge Pratt told Chafin she had hoped to see Chafin take his addiction seriously while out on bond. She noted that Chafin had failed to obtain a job, take a drug assessment at Miami County Recovery Council and continued to use drugs during his release.
“We did not have your attention,” she said.
Judge Pratt informed Chafin she would consider judicial release if he enrolled in programs in prison and had a clean record. She also told Chafin he needed a treatment plan in place at home before she would consider his early release.
Chafin was granted 14 days of jail time credit and restitution of $125 to the Troy Police Department.
In other news:
Aleesha Segura-White, 22, of Tipp City, entered a guilty plea to seven counts of third degree money laundering and one count of fifth degree drug possession on Thursday.
In exchange for her plea, the state agreed to dismiss the original charges and jointly recommend community control. She was arraigned on the new charges by bill of information.
Judge Pratt denied White’s request to be released on her own recognizance on Thursday, but set her sentencing date for May 30.
Last September, the Miami County Sheriff’s Office arrested White, her husband Erik, and brother-in-law Mario, at 109 N. First St., Tipp City, on indictments stemming from an alleged drug ring. Charges range from possession of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, money laundering, and various other charges involving patterns of corrupt activity and conspiracy.
Warrants are still outstanding for Dora N. Avendano, 37, and Hugo Avendano, 31, both formerly of Tipp City; Ricardo Mondragon, 26, formerly of Dayton; and Jose Galvin, 32, formerly of New Carlisle. All subjects’ whereabouts are still currently unknown.
According to officials, the investigation started two years ago, when the drugs were initially seized from the Tipp City home.
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