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LISBON — Lucas J. Hall, 38, Alderlick Road, Wellsville, pleaded no contest in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to two counts of OVI. Sentencing is set for June 15. He faces up to six years in prison, a lifetime license suspension and a $21,000 fine if the two counts can run consecutively. Hall was driving while intoxicated on Oct. 22, 2015 on state Route 11 when he was stopped by the Highway Patrol. At the time he reportedly already had a prior felony OVI and admitted to smoking marijuana, which was later confirmed by a urine test.

Corey L. Libert, 39, North Market Street, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and permitting drug abuse. Sentencing is scheduled for June 9. Libert sold 52 Clonazepam tablets to a confidential informant in the vicinity of McKinley Elementary on July 28. Additionally, when the Columbiana County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at his apartment, two metal pipes were found with trace amounts of cocaine in them. Libert was also allowing other people to sell drugs from his home.

Jeremy A. Bender, 39, Railroad Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to failure to verify his residence address. He was sentenced immediately to six months in prison, but granted credit for 225 days already served. He was then released from custody. Bender did not register his address by July 7 and continued to fail to register until after the sheriff sent him a written seven-day warning letter. Bender is required to verify his address due to an importuning conviction in Lorain County in 2010.

Lester D. Lovett Jr., 24, Campground Road, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs for a trace amount of cocaine found in a smoking device in his bedroom during the execution of a search warrant on July 17, 2015. He was granted intervention in lieu of conviction and placed on a treatment plan for four years.

Nathaniel L. Mango, 27, Summers Avenue, East Rochester, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of drugs for cocaine on May 22, 2015 and hydrocodone on Sept. 6, 2015. He was granted intervention in lieu of conviction and placed on a four-year treatment plan.

Samuel W. Stacey II, 42, West Washington Street, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of drugs after a digital scale found in the master bedroom of his home was found to contain trace amounts of THC and cocaine when a search warrant was executed at his home on Feb. 22, 2016. He was granted intervention in lieu of conviction and placed on a four-year treatment plan.

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