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Wellington man sentenced to six months on felony charges


MEDINA — A 22-year-old Wellington man was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail after pleading guilty to his fourth and fifth felony charges this year.

Adam R. Knight was sentenced on two counts of receiving stolen property and aggravated drug trafficking, fifth- and third-degree felonies, and he will spend three years’ probation once he’s released from jail.

Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier told Knight he’ll spend three years in prison if he violates probation.

Collier predicted he’d see Knight again soon.

“You’re going to get out of jail and violate probation, then go to prison,” Collier told Knight. “That’s exactly what will happen, because you haven’t made the changes necessary to change yourself.”

Knight said he has a serious drug problem and at first evaded questions from Collier about his habits.

He said his two charges of receiving stolen property dealt with taking checks from his ex-girlfriend, and the drug trafficking charge involved him selling fake prescription pills.

“I needed money, and it was the easiest way to get it,” Knight told the judge.

“Why did you need the money?” he said. “Because you’re a drug addict?”

Knight acknowledged abusing drugs. At the time, Knight said he was using heroin and was unemployed, and his girlfriend was working as a medical assistant.

“So your benefit to this relationship was you’re an unemployed, drug-using drug dealer,” Collier said. “You sound like the same guys I see every week — the worst of what I see every week.”

In his previous felony cases this year, Knight was convicted of domestic violence and drug possession. In another case, a charge of domestic violence was reduced to a misdemeanor.

Contact Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or

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