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Local woman charged twice for illegal conveyance

LISBON –An East Liverpool woman was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to two years in prison after bringing drugs into the county jail on more than one occasion.

Deidra N. Bostick, 28, Wyoming Avenue, pleaded guilty before Judge Scott Washam on Thursday to two counts of illegal conveyance of a drug of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility, both third-degree felonies. Bostick had both heroin and cocaine when she was taken to the county jail on Dec. 29, 2017.

In another case in July, Bostick had pleaded guilty to illegal conveyance of a drug of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of drugs. Those charges were for having heroin and cocaine as well as a crack pipe,with her when she entered the jail on April 13, 2017.

Washam had been the judge in both cases and the cases were sentenced together on Thursday. Bostick has been appearing in Washam’s courtroom since March on the two cases and the judge noted she appears to be in better health than the other times she has been in court. He suggested the time she has already spent in jail seems to have helped her and Bostick agreed.

“I know what I did was wrong,” Bostick said before sentencing. “I have injured and harmed the people around me. I want to take responsibility.”

Washam said according to information provided about her past, Bostick had once managed a Papa John’s Pizza restaurant and he asked her what happened that led her to this situation.

Bostick said after her daughter died she was using pain medication and she became addicted.

Washam sentenced her to a year in the Marysville Reformatory for Women on each case with the two cases to run consecutively to each other. In one of the cases, Bostick has credit for 170 days already served.

Two counts of possession of drugs and one count of trafficking in drugs were dismissed.

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