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Local Man Sentenced

Benito Alaniz, 29, Archbold, was sentenced Wednesday, June 15, in Fulton County Common Pleas Court after pleading guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs.

Originally indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury on Monday, Jan. 11, he entered a guilty plea in March.

Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said on July 28, 2015, Alaniz sold the prescription painkiller morphine.

He was sentenced to 30 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, with credit for one day served, and was placed on community control for two years.

He was ordered to pay $300 in restitution to the Multi-Area Narcotics Task Force (MAN Unit), stay out of bars/taverns, not to consume or possess alcohol, abide by an 11 pm to 6 am curfew, be assessed for drug and alcohol treatment, and to complete recommended treatment.

His driver license was suspended for six months with occupational, probation, and treatment driving privileges granted.

Failure to comply with the conditions of his sentence could result an 18-month prison sentence.

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