Man pleads guilty to drug-related charges


A Toledo man pleaded guilty to several drug-related charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Friday.

Lamar L. Cartlidge, 38, pleaded guilty to charges of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and tampering with evidence, both third-degree felonies; two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies; possession of cocaine, trafficking in cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs, all fifth-degree felonies; and attempted complicity to possession of cocaine, a first-degree misdemeanor.

The case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation.

The joint sentence recommendation is Cartlidge serve 90 days in Seneca County Jail, with credit for one day served, for the charge of attempted complicity to possession of cocaine, with the sentence being served concurrently to any prison term imposed for the felony charges.

Cartlidge’s sentencing and forfeiture hearing is Sept. 12.

Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office agreed not to argue for a prison sentence exceeding six years.

The sentence recommendation includes a five-year driver’s license suspension and a $280 fine paid to Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Enforcement Unit.