BUCYRUS – A 32-year-old Bucyrus man who is already facing a possible 12-year prison sentence is now facing an additional charge.
Gary Poth has spent the last two months in jail awaiting his trial on three drug charges and has allegedly spent some of that time making threats against Crawford County Common Pleas Court Judge Sean Leuthold.
Poth was in court this week for an initial appearance in Crawford County Municipal Court on his latest charge of intimidation before visiting Judge David Faulker. If found guilty, this latest charge could put Poth behind bars for an additional three years.
Poth was arrested on June 10, along with Joshua J. Keith, 37, of Galion, and April L. Dyer, 31, Bucyrus, after a raid at his home at 902 Maple St. Eleven grams of “blue-drop” heroin, cash and other drug-related evidence were seized in the raid.
Poth is facing one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second-degree felony, along with trafficking in heroin, a third-degree felony, and heroin possession, a felony of the fourth degree.
Poth, Keith and Dyer are scheduled for a motion to suppress evidence hearing on Aug. 28 in Common Pleas Court and a jury trial is scheduled to begin on Sept. 24 for the trio. It is not known if Leuthold will preside over those proceedings.
Poth has a previous conviction of assault from a 2001 case and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
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