MIAMI COUNTY — Quinton Niswonger, 34, of West Milton, was sentenced to serve two years in prison on four counts of drug-related charges in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday.
Judge Christopher Gee sentenced Niswonger to serve the mandatory two years in prison for second-degree felony possession of LSD.
“You dug yourself a pretty big hole, but you’re smart enough to dig yourself out of it,” Gee said to Niswonger.
Gee noted Niswonger failed to express genuine remorse for his actions, noting he was a drug dealer, operating much like a business.
“I’m sorry … (inaudible). I hope to have the opportunity to make things right,” said Niswonger before sentencing.
Niswonger was sentenced to serve 10 months in prison on each of the three counts of fifth-degree felony possession of marijuana, hydrocodone, and amphetamine. Those sentences will run concurrently with the two-year prison term.
The sentence also included the forfeiture specification to the possession of LSD. The forfeiture is $1,063. Niswonger will serve three years of post-release control.
Niswonger entered a plea of guilty to the charges in a deal with the state for several other drug possession charges to be dropped. The plea agreement also specified that Niswonger would not spend more than three years in prison, according to court records.
A search warrant for Niswonger’s residence at 455 W. Hayes St., West Milton, was obtained by the Troy Police Department on Feb. 1. A few items recovered in the search of Niswonger’s home included acid blotter paper, marijuana pipes and bongs, a safe with prescription anti-anxiety medication, computers, heroin, digital scales, psychedelic mushrooms, suspected meth rocks, and more than $1,000 in cash.
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