Galion man sentenced to prison for drug charges

By Kimberly Gasuras - [email protected]

John Meacham

A Galion man is heading to prison for five years after pleading guilty to drug-related charges this week in Crawford County Common Pleas Court.

Robert E. Lewis, 43, 986 Allen St., pleaded guilty Monday to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second-degree felony, and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony.

Judge Sean Leuthold sentenced Lewis to four years in prison on the engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity charge and 11 months for permitting drug abuse. The sentences are to be served consecutively for a total of 59 months in prison.

Leuthold also suspended Lewis’ driver’s license for six months and ordered him to pay at $1,250 fine. He must also forfeit $250 cash and other drug-related property to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

A Bucyrus man also pleaded guilty to drug-related charges.

John Meacham, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies. Leuthold accepted his plea and ordered a pre-sentence investigation.

Meacham’s recommended sentence includes five years of community control, completion of a drug and alcohol treatment program, a six-month driver’s license suspension and a $4,500 fine. Two charges, including complicity and theft , were dismissed as part of Meacham’s plea agreement with prosecutors.

If Meacham fails to complete his community control successfully, he could be sentenced to 36 months in prison.

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By Kimberly Gasuras

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