Medina County Courthouse

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Barberton Man Found Guilty in One Day Trial

Michael A. Maile, formerly of Liberty Avenue in Barberton, Ohio, was found guilty by a jury in Judge Kimbler's court on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The entire trial took place in one day, starting with jury selection at 10 am and concluding with Judge Kimbler imposing a 10 month prison sentence at 4:15 pm. The State called three witnesses and Mr. Maile exercised his constitutional right not to testify or present evidence.

Mr. Maile was charged with one count of Drug Possession, a fifth degree felony. The drug involved was oxycodone. The charge grew out of a arrest that took place on February 15, 2010 when Wadsworth Police Department officers executed an arrest warrant for Mr. Maile that had been issued by the Summit County Common Pleas Court. During the arrest, the Wadsworth officers discovered marijuana and pills.

The pills turned out to contain oxycodone. Mr. Maile admitted that the pills were his and that he had been crushing them and then inhaling them. The officer also found scales of the type commonly used for weighing drugs and rolled up dollar bills with a white residue on them.

Following the verdict, Mr. Maile and the State waived a pre-sentence investigation report and Judge Kimbler imposed sentence. Judge Kimbler imposed a 10 month prison sentence but gave him jail time credit of 158 days. The prison sentence was consecutive to the six year prison sentence that Mr. Maile is presently serving out of Summit County.

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