December 10, 2013
GREENVILLE - Adam D. Sturgill, 24, of Greenville, will spend at least the next two years in an Ohio prison for drug related charges.
He was sentenced to three years on Monday afternoon after pleading guilty in November to a sole count of Attempted Illegal Manufacture of Drug (Methamphetamine), a felony of the third degree. He is also ordered to pay the mandatory $5,000 drug fine along with other court costs.
He and a co-defendant, Matthew K. Bowlin, 20, of Greenville, were arrested Aug. 5 when the Darke County Narcotics Unit and Greenville Police Department discovered the two men transporting a backpack containing items used in the manufacturing of Methamphetamine. Bowlin is currently serving a three-year sentence after pleading guilty to the same amended charge.
Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein told Sturgill during Monday’s sentencing that the possibility of the MonDay Program after serving two of the three years is on the table, as long as he can show progress in prison.
“The goal here is to take the momentum and do the right thing Mr. Sturgill,” Judge Hein stated.
This will make the third time Sturgill has been sentenced to a prison term. A Miami County judge sentenced him to 11 months in 2008 and to one year in 2010.
Local defense attorney Nicole L. Pohlman represented Sturgill while Darke County Prosecutor R. Kelly Ormsby, III handled the case for the state.