MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences in two felony cases, according to Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Teresa D. Flack, 34, Mount Vernon, was convicted of two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs and one count of aggravated possession of drugs. Flack was sentenced to 17 months in prison, and her driver’s license was suspended for six months. Thatcher said Flack sold Percocet tablets to a confidential informant working for the Mount Vernon Police Department between March 9 and 10. Flack was caught with another 55 Percocet tablets when she was arrested on March 16. When Flack was arrested she had $6,382, the proceeds of drug activity. She forfeited the money as part of her sentence, according to Thatcher. Detective Cpl. Matt Dailey investigated the case.
Chad A. Bero, 31, Utica, was convicted of disrupting public services for tampering with fire service radio communications. Thatcher said Bero reprogrammed a portable radio to set off the fire tones at a Knox County fire department where he was formerly employed. Bero set off the fire tones on several occasions beginning Nov. 17, 2010. He was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision including a mandatory mental health assessment and drug and alcohol use monitoring. Bero will serve a 15-month prison term if he violates his supervision terms. Detective Doug Turpen, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.