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Woman sentenced for second-degree felony charge of possession of cocaine

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

The woman, Erin L. Custard, 36, was charged in July 2017. The original indictment says she was charged with possessing over 27 grams of cocaine, a first-degree felony. The charge was dropped to a second-degree felony after it was determined that she actually had 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 Court 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 two grams of any drug is typical for a drug possession felony charge in Hancock County.

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