Troy woman receives parole for marijuana in mail


By Melanie Yingst - myingst@civitasmedia.com



MIAMI COUNTY — A local woman was sentenced to serve two years on community control for third degree felony possession of drugs after pleading guilty to possessing more than nine pounds of marijuana in April.

Felicia D. Burg, 33, of Troy, was sentenced in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Thursday by Judge Christopher Gee.

She apologized to the court, city of Troy, and the arresting officer. Burg said she made a bad decision and was associating with “the wrong people.”

As part of the plea agreement, state prosecutors were silent during the hearing.

Burg was placed on two years of community control. Judge Gee ordered Burg to pay a mandatory fine of $5,000 plus $125 restitution to the Troy Police Department.

The charge is in connection with an incident reported in June 2016 in which Burg allegedly received a package containing marijuana on the 800 block of Fountain Street in Troy, according to Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports. According to those same reports, the unofficial weight of the package of marijuana was 9.2 pounds.

This case was dismissed in Miami County Municipal Court before it was sent to a grand jury for indictment. The original indictment was filed in October 2016, and the superseding indictment was filed on Jan. 31.

By Melanie Yingst

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