GREENVILLE — Brittney/Brittany E. Harris, 27, of Greenville, was granted early judicial release on Friday.
Harris was one of ten individuals arrested in October 2018 under suspicion of drug trafficking in Union City and Randolph County, Indiana. She was convicted on one count aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony, on May 30, and sentenced to 18 months in the Ohio Reformatory for Women.
When asked why she felt early release was appropriate, Harris replied, “I know I messed up.” She further cited being different than she was before, having a safe place to live, and ready to get out and be sober. “I have better support today than I did before.”
When asked for a perspective, Assistant Prosecutor James Bennett had nothing to add, only stating a general objection to the process.
“The motion has merit to the extent you have another opportunity you will do what you say,” said Hein. He cited Harris’ previous time in prison after a conviction out of Montgomery County.
In 2011, Harris was convicted and sentenced to prison for aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and felonious assault.
The motion for early release was granted, with 60 months of community control sanctions, court costs, and $5000 mandatory fine.
Failure to comply will see the balance of Harris’ sentence reimposed.
Note: Court records and Ohio Reformatory for Women variant spelling for Ms. Harris.
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