Galion man sentenced to prison on trafficking charge

By Kimberly Gasuras - [email protected]

A Galion man was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to a drug charge this week in Crawford County Common Pleas Court.

Joseph A. Vanderkooi, 24, 823 Timberlane Drive, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and admitted to violating the terms of his community control by failing to report for visits with his probation officer, testing positive for marijuana on a random drug screen and participating in illegal drug activity.

Judge Sean Leuthold sentenced Vanderkooi to six months in prison on the trafficking charge and to 18 months in prison on the probation violations. He must also pay a $5,000 fine and forfeit $240 to the Galion Police Department. Leuthold also suspended his driver’s license for six months.

Ashlee Treisch, 30, Galion, pleaded guilty to the illegal conveyance of drugs onto a detention facility, a third-degree felony, and was sentenced to 15 months in prison. She was also sentenced to a one-year prison term for violating the terms of her community control. The sentences are to be served consecutively for a total of 27 months in prison.

Leuthold also ordered Tresich to pay a $1,250 fine and suspended her driver’s license for six months.

Rose Douglas, 54, Bucyrus, was sentenced to one year of community control and ordered to complete a drug and alcohol assessment after she pleaded guilty to permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony, in April.

Douglas was arrested, along with her husband Leslie, after a drug bust at their King Road home a few months ago. Leslie Douglas received a 54-month prison sentence in April for drug possession and drug trafficking.

By Kimberly Gasuras

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