Woman sentenced for second-degree felony charge of cocaine possession

A Findlay woman was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty in April to a second-degree felony charge of possession of cocaine.

Erin L. Custard, 36, was charged in July 2017. The original indictment said she was charged with possessing over 27 grams of cocaine, a first-degree felony. The charge was reduced to a second-degree felony after it was determined that she was in possession of 25 grams of cocaine.

Custard will also face three years of post-release control when she leaves prison.
Custard appeared upset and barely spoke during her sentencing. When she made an apology to the court, it was inaudible.

Her lawyer, public defender Ken Sass, told Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Starn that Custard understood her actions would place her in jail.

Custard has no prior felony record, said Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle.

One or 2 grams of any drug is typical for a drug possession felony charge in Hancock County.



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