Short Stint Of Freedom Could Result In Long Prison Stay For Drug Dealer
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Just 12 days after he was released from an Ohio prison, Scott Huy was caught dealing heroin in Dearborn County.
Now, the Cincinnati man is likely headed right back behind bars for an extended stay.
Scott Huy was caught by Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit detectives dealing heroin in a Lawrenceburg parking garage in September of 2013. He had dealt an informant 8.2 grams of heroin for $600.
Less than two weeks before the police-monitored drug deal, Huy had been released from the Lebanon, Ohio Correctional Facility, where he had served a five year sentence for a drug trafficking conviction in Hamilton County.
Huy, 34, was arrested on a charge of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (Heroin) (Class A felony) in Indiana. His case went to trial in Dearborn Superior Court II where on Wednesday jurors returned a guilty verdict. The jury also convicted Huy of being a habitual, says Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard.
Along with the dealing conviction that brings a potential sentence of 20 to 50 years, the habitual offender classification could tack on up to 30 more years to Huy’s sentence.
Formal sentencing by Judge Sally Blankenship will take place at a later date to be determined.