Drug conviction nets Tiffin woman 3 years in prison

A Tiffin woman was sentenced to a three-year prison term last week after she pleaded guilty to drug-related charges.

Jillian N. Murphy, 23, was given the sentence by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley for convictions of trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony; possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony; and aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. The charges stemmed from two cases in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. The sentence also includes convictions from a third case in which Murphy pleaded guilty in February. Those convictions included trafficking in heroin, possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs.

Murphy and her sister, Jennifer L. Murphy, 24, were charged with drug offenses after law enforcement conducted a drug-related search warrant at their Tiffin residence in August. In October, law enforcement found more drugs on the pair when they showed up at the sheriff’s office to inquire about an inmate.

In February, they were indicted on trafficking in heroin charges as part of a round-up by the Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Enforcement Unit.

According to court documents, Kelbley also suspended Jillian Murphy’s driver’s license for one year last week and ordered her to pay $100 to the Seneca County Drug Task Force METRICH Enforcement Unit.