MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced one man for felonies and one woman for violating a condition of her community control supervision, according to Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Franklin J. Thompson, 36, was convicted of having a weapon while under disability and possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to two years in prison.
According to Ashland County Court records, Thompson was convicted in 2000 of attempted possession of marijuana. Thatcher said Thompson is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm because of the conviction. On Nov. 29, 2009, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office searched Thompson’s Divan Road residence in connection with another investigation. Deputy Courtenay Biggs discovered a Stevens .22 caliber rifle and several large bags containing 663.8 grams of marijuana. Detective David Light, KCSO, completed the investigation of the case.
Ashley M. Huffman, 24, Utica, admitted to violating a condition of her community control supervision by failing to stay in contact with her supervising officer. Huffman’s previously suspended 11-month prison term was imposed due to the violation.
Thatcher said that on Jan. 8, Huffman was convicted of illegal processing of drug documents for calling a Mount Vernon pharmacy last March, and telling the pharmacist she was calling from a doctor’s office to order a prescription for 90 Vicodin pills for “Ashley Huffman.” The pharmacist suspected the call was fraudulent, and the doctor confirmed there was no prescription. Thatcher said Huffman was not even the doctor’s patient.
According to Fairfield County Court records, Huffman was also sentenced to 11 months in prison for receiving stolen property on June 9, for the same community control supervision violation.