MOUNT VERNON — A Frazeysburg woman changed her plea Thursday on several charges that she had been indicted for in Knox County Common Pleas Court.

Sarah M. Kirk, 32, switched from not guilty to guilty on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies; one count of possession of heroin, also a fifth-degree felony; and illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility, a felony of the third degree.

The charges stem from a series of incidents that started in August 2018 and continued into October.

Kirk was first arrested on charges on possession of meth and heroin when she was found sleeping in a vehicle with her child on Aug. 24, 2018. She was then arrested again when she was found to have had drugs while in custody at the Knox County Jail on Oct. 1 of the same year and then was found to have had meth again when she was a passenger in a car during a traffic stop Oct. 6.

Each of the fifth-degree felonies can have a jail sentence of six to 12 months and the third-degree felony has a possible term of nine to 36 months in jail.

Kirk’s sentencing on all of the charges will be May 2.

Other cases include:

Michael Cosner, 28, Howard, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on violating a protection order. His sentencing will also be May 2.

David A. Edwards, 28, Mount Vernon, was sentenced to three years of community control after being found guilty of aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

David Ballard, 52, of Mount Vernon, was sentenced to two years of community control supervision after being found guilty of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

 

John Wareham: 740-397-5333 or john.wareham@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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