Clinton County felony sentences handed down


By Nathan Kraatz - [email protected]



WILMINGTON — This report is compiled from a criminal case disposition report provided by the Clinton County Clerk of Courts. The following cases were heard in Clinton County Common Pleas Court, presided over by Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck and his magistrates.

Listed below are a defendant’s name, age, their town of residence, the crime the defendant was found guilty of, the degree of felony and the terms of the sentence. Felonies are ranked from F1 (most serious) to F5 (least serious). Defendants found guilty also must pay court costs, but those amounts aren’t included in the disposition report.

Sentences already reported on are not included in this report.

The following people were sentenced in Clinton County Court of Common Pleas between May 9 and May 13:

• Megan Moon, 28, of Hillsboro, permitting drug abuse (F5), sentenced two years community controls, pay $125 to the Greater Warren County Drug Task Force. Moon was also sentenced to a suspended six month jail sentence.

• Dorothy Briggs, 29, of Sabina, aggravated trafficking in drugs (F4), community control revoked, sentenced nine months prison (credit given for 24 days served).

• Josef Drigotas, 31, of Wilmington, trafficking in heroin (F5), sentenced three years community controls, driver’s license suspended six months, contraband forfeited. Drigotas was also sentenced to a suspended six month jail sentence. A separate charge of trafficking in heroin against Drigotas was dismissed.

• Michael Magaha Jr., 49, of Wilmington, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs (F3), sentenced three years community controls, driver’s license suspended six months, contraband forfeited. Magaha was also sentenced to a suspended six month jail sentence.

• Lynsie Burris, 23, of Portsmouth, possession of heroin (F5), sentenced two years community controls, driver’s license suspended six months, contraband forfeited. Burris was also sentenced to a suspended six month jail sentence.

Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.

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By Nathan Kraatz

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