MOUNT VERNON — According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, on Friday in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas, Judge Otho Eyster sentenced two men and one woman for various felony crimes.
Matthew L. Hearock, 20, Groveport, was convicted of aggravated trafficking in drugs. Thatcher said that on Jan. 9, Hearock and a co-defendant, Dustin Whaley, sold 100 Ecstasy pills to a confidential informant working for the Mount Vernon Police Department. Ecstasy is a schedule I controlled substance that in this case allegedly contained Benzylpiperazine, commonly referred to as “BZP,” according to Thatcher.
The investigation was conducted by Detective Cpl. Matt Dailey, Detective Craig Feeney and Detective David McElroy. Eyster sentenced Hearock to two years in prison, during which he will not be eligible for judicial release; a $10,000 mandatory fine; and a four-year driver’s license suspension.
Scott E. Vance, 23, Mount Vernon, was convicted of aggravated trafficking in drugs for selling four Oxycontin pills to a confidential informant working for the MVPD on Sept. 12, 2008.
Oxycontin is a schedule II controlled substance, according to Thatcher. Eyster sentenced Vance to 15 months in prison and a six-month driver’s license suspension. Dailey investigated the case.
Debra M. Parkey, 50, Mount Vernon, was convicted of aggravated possession of drugs for being found in possession of eight tablets containing Oxycodone, a schedule II controlled substance, by Patrolman Jason Payne, MVPD, on Sept. 15, 2008. Thatcher said Payne found the tablets during a search incident to Parkey’s arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Eyster sentenced Parkey to a three-year term of community control and a six-month driver’s license suspension, and Parkey was ordered to complete a drug and alcohol assessment. Thatcher said Parkey will serve an 11-month prison term if she violates the terms of her community control supervision.