Detroit man sentenced to 3 years in prison

OSP stopped Hicks; search discovered pills, meth

MIAMI COUNTY — Juan Hicks, 44, of Detroit, Mich., was sentenced to serve three years in prison for second degree felony aggravated possession of drugs in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Monday.

Hicks also will serve a 30 month sentence for third degree felony possession of drugs which will run concurrent with his three year prison sentence.

Hicks must serve three years of post-release control. Hicks also was ordered to have his license suspended for one year and received eight days of jail credit. Hicks must pay $210 of restitution to the Ohio State Highway Patrol for drug analysis.

“I’ve got to pay for my mistakes. I know I’ll never do it again,” Hicks said prior to sentencing.

Judge Christopher Gee said he read Hick’s pre-sentence investigation, which noted he was illegally selling prescription drugs to make money. After sentencing, Judge Gee said Hicks’ prison sentence was “a very expensive lesson.”

Ohio State Highway Patrol pulled Hicks over for following too close on I-75 south near Troy in November 2014. Hicks was found to have multiple drugs in his possession including Oxycodone pills and methamphetamine.

In other court news:

MIAMI COUNTY— In Miami County Common Pleas Court, Marcus Turnbill, 43, of Piqua, was ordered to serve two concurrent 11=month prison sentences on two counts of fifth degree felony drug possession of heroin.

Turnbill received 132 days of jail credit and had his license suspended for six months. Turnbill was ordered to pa $125 to the Piqua Police Department and $62.50 to Tipp City Police Department for drug analysis.

MIAMI COUNTY — Dejah Mills, 22, of Dayton, received two years of community control for fifth degree felony receiving stolen property on Monday.

Mills has no prior felony record. Judge Christopher Gee ordered Mills to have no contact with the victim, abide by a curfew of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. with the exception of work. If Mills violates conditions of the community control sanctions, an 11 month prison sentence is reserved.

OSP stopped Hicks; search discovered pills, meth