MOUNT VERNON — Mary K. McGregor, 32, of Mount Vernon, who pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin and permitting drug abuse, was sentenced Tuesday by Common Pleas Judge Otho Eyster.
McGregor received three years of community control, 76 days in jail (she has credit for 167 days served), a six-month driver’s license suspension and an 11-month suspended prison term.
She must maintain full-time employment or be in a job training program and continue drug and alcohol programs.
McGregor was arrested Sept. 11, 2012, in a raid on her apartment at the corner of Coshocton Avenue and Division Street that also resulted in 15 charges against Richard L. Posey, 28, for drug trafficking, human trafficking, trafficking in persons, compelling prostitution and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.
McGregor entered a guilty plea on March 15 and had been in an addiction program. She told the judge she had left the program because she was distraught over the serious illness of her mother. She said she wanted to get back to the program and “get her life back.”
However, she scored no points with Eyster when she admitted using heroin as recently as Monday.
Eyster asked her why the state should waste its resources on someone who is not interested in getting better.
“I need help,” she said. “I broke under pressure. I’ve been struggling a long time.”
Eyster went ahead with the sentence involving community control and the suspended jail term, although he told McGregor that failure to meet the terms of the sentence would land her in prison.
Posey is scheduled for trial on April 30.
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