Repeat Offender Jailed After Mixing Kool-Aid And Crack

| by Reve Fisher
Kool-Aid and syringes that police officers found in Samantha Dyer's possessionKool-Aid and syringes that police officers found in Samantha Dyer's possession

An Ohio repeat offender is heading back to prison after allegedly mixing crack cocaine with Kool-Aid.

On Dec. 24, 2015, 28-year-old Samantha Dyer was arrested by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Bucyrus Police Department for a parole violation stemming from a previous charge for theft, The Bucyrus Telegraph Forum reports. Once they had tracked her down, the officers found crack cocaine, syringes and other drug paraphernalia in her possession, which led to additional charges of drug possession. She admitted to mixing the crack cocaine with Kool-Aid and shooting the substance up.

Dyer is a repeat offender and has served various sentences for charges such as possession of drugs and illegal use of food stamps, Crawford County Now reports.

Judge Shane Leuthold had a few choice words when Dyer appeared in front of him for the second time within the span of a few months, according to The Bucyrus Telegraph Forum.

"In August [2015] you appeared in front of me, and based on your appearance it was apparent to me that you had a drug problem," he told her while setting her bond in December 2015. During the summer of 2015, Dyer had been advised to pursue treatment in a drug rehabilitation program.

"You look 100 times worse now than you did last August,” he added. “You look like a damn train wreck. I believe you tried to kill yourself, unintentionally. You're not going to die on my watch.”

On March 9, Crawford County Common Pleas Court Judge Sean Leuthold -- who happens to be Shane’s brother, according to Court News Ohio -- continued with the tough love as he accepted her guilty plea and sentenced Dyer to eight months behind bars.

"When you get out, do you plan on coming back to Crawford County?" he asked Dyer, The Bucyrus Telegraph Forum reports. Dyer said yes.

"I've done everything I can to show that this is not the county to get into drugs,” Sean said. “If you go back into drugs, you will likely get the same result.”

That same day, other repeat offenders also appeared before Sean. Two of them were sentenced to 12 months in prison after violating parole for drug charges. In one case, Sean told the young man he “had his opportunity squandered.”

Sources: Bucyrus Telegraph Forum, Crawford County Now, Court News Ohio / Photo Credit: Crawford County Justice Center via Bucyrus Telegraph Forum, WCMH

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