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Leavittsburg woman sent to prison

WARREN — A Leavittsburg woman was sent to prison for 12 months after she admitted Thursday to violating probation for a 2020 conviction for possession of LSD and other drugs.

Taylor Flanigan, 27, of Mauro Circle SE, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald J. Rice, who sent her to the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. Flanigan pleaded guilty to LSD and aggravated drug possession charges in April 2020 and was given five years probation by Rice.

Court records, however, showed Flanigan had picked up three other felony cases and had done a stint in the Northeast Ohio Community Alternative Program. Rice told the defendant he didn’t think the court should waste any more resources on her.

In the LSD case, Flanigan was arrested Sept. 11, 2019, by Niles police, records show.

In other drug-related cases heard by Rice on Thursday:

l Bruce B .Vonbergen, 40, of Lexington Avenue NW, Warren, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of crack cocaine and was given a six-month prison sentence. Vonbergen, who had a jury trial set for July 25, had been arrested by Warren police on July 5, 2021, who found 0.2 grams of cocaine on him, prosecutors stated.

l Jamar A. Hill, 41, of Hoyt Street SW, Warren, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of crack cocaine. Hill, who faces a possible six- to 12-month prison term, will be sentenced by Rice after he undergoes a background investigation conducted by Trumbull County probation officers. Hill was arrested Oct. 31, 2021, by Warren police after he was found with a small amount of cocaine. A count of possession of a fentanyl-related compound against Hill was dismissed by prosecutors as part of a plea deal that canceled a scheduled July 25 jury trial.

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