Fostoria man gets three-year sentence
A Fostoria man was sentenced to a three-year prison term Wednesday for drug-related convictions stemming from two cases.
Chester Pettaway Jr., 35, was given the sentence by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley for convictions of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of criminal tools, according to court documents.
Pettaway had pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine and one count of possession of criminal tools from a 2012 case, and was found guilty by Kelbley of two counts of trafficking in cocaine, and one count each of possession of cocaine and possession of criminal tools following a court trial last week. That case was filed last year in Seneca County Common Pleas Court.
Pettaway has two other pending cases in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. One, which was filed last year, involves a burglary charge. The other case was filed Friday.
According to Pettaway’s most recent indictment, he is charged with one count each of trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine and possession of criminal tools. Those charges stem from execution of a drug-related search warrant at his residence in April. At his East Tiffin Street residence, marijuana, evidence of drug trafficking and criminal tools also were found.
The April search was the third time law enforcement had searched residences of Pettaway in the past three years. Law enforcement said following the search that Pettaway has been a major supplier of heroin and crack cocaine in Seneca County.