Dunlevy Sentenced For Drug Charges

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Amber Dunlevy, a 20-year-old Millfield woman, was sentenced and taken into custody Thursday afternoon in Hocking County Common Pleas Court on drug-related charges.

Although Dunlevy was sentenced to over seven years in prison, she will be considered for judicial release after spending only 30 days in the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

However, Judge John Wallace made it very clear that she would be returned to prison if she did not follow the guidelines he established, and if she didn’t behave in prison, she would not be considered for judicial release.

Defense attorney Alisa Turner told the court Dunlevy was remorseful for her crimes and apologized for her tardiness to court Thursday.

Dunlevy pleaded guilty of trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence and failure to appear in August. She was sentenced to 36 months (each) for the heroin and tampering charges and 18 months for failure to appear to be served consecutively.

According to the plea agreement, the Hocking County Prosecutor’s Office agreed to dismiss one count of possession of heroin in exchange for the guilty plea on the other charges.

Trafficking in heroin and tampering with evidence are third-degree felonies and punishable by nine to 36 months in prison, $10,000 fine and three years optional post-release control.
Failure to appear is a fourth-degree felony punishable by six to 18 months in prison, $5,000 fine and three years optional post-release control.

She will be placed on standard community control for five years upon release from prison. However, if she does not obey the rules of community control, she will be returned to prison to serve the full term.

Dunlevy is to have no contact with co-defendant Rasheed Brandon or others who have criminal records; cannot move from her Millfield address without notifying the court; and cannot possess drugs, drug paraphernalia or alcohol.

She was handcuffed and taken to prison from the courtroom.


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Debra Tobin is the news editor of The Logan Daily News.