GALLIPOLIS — An Oak Hill Man man was sentenced last week in Gallia County Court of Common Pleas to six months in prison after pleading guilty to possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.
Larry D. Delaney, 36, will serve six months for possession of heroin.
“On July 17, 2015, the Ohio State Highway Patrol was alerted to a vehicle that that stopped in the middle of the road in Rio Grande,” said Gallia County Prosecutor Jeff Adkins. “The officer approached the vehicle to find the driver asleep with the engine running. The driver was removed from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a piece of folded notebook paper containing heroin inside it. A knife with a white powder substance (heroin) was also located along with scales and a syringe. The white powder substance was sent to the OSHP laboratory, which confirmed the substance as 0.225 grams of heroin.”
Delaney was indicted by the Gallia County grand jury in may for possession of heroin. He was also charged with OVI in Gallipolis Municipal Court, where he pleaded guilty.
“I credit the quick action by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for ensuring that his defendant did not cause any physical harm to anyone that night with his vehicle,” Adkins said. “This prison sentence was permitted under Ohio law due to the defendant’s prior felony convictions for the same crimes in Defiance County, Ohio. It is my sincere hope that this defendant thinks about how lucky he is to be alive after driving that evening and how lucky he is that he did not cause any physical harm to unsuspecting motorists.”