Man sentenced to community control for drugs, theft

LISBON — A former Hanoverton area man who stole from the Guilford Lake Dairy Bar asked Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam this week for a second chance.

Jacob W. Snyder, 27, Akron, who previously at different times lived on South Lane and on Sanor Road, Hanoverton, was placed on four years community control for trafficking in drugs and theft.

Defense attorney Charley Kidder said Snyder has been doing extremely well since the time of his offenses. Snyder has been reportedly donating his time at a detox center and attending meetings to help himself and others with drug offenses, all the while also working a full-time job.

“I’m just asking for a second chance,” Snyder said. “I’ve made mistakes in my life. I’m trying to right the wrongs I have made.”

Between May 27, 2015 and July 4, 2015, Snyder stole while working as a clerk at the Guilford Lake Dairy Bar, according to the theft charge. During 249 transactions, he conducted a legitimate sale and then after the customer left he was voiding the transaction and pocketing the cash. As part of the terms of his community control, Snyder was ordered to also make restitution to the business.

The trafficking charge was for selling methamphetamines on July 29, 2015.