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Three Men Sentenced

Sentences were handed down against three men in Fulton County Common Pleas Court recently, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said in a press release:

•Michael L. Harrison, 38, Wauseon; indicted April 19 on two counts, aggravated trafficking in drugs; entered guilty plea June 8 to one count of the charge, a fourth degree felony; sold a schedule II controlled substance; sentenced Monday, July 26, to 13 months in prison; ordered to pay all court costs; credited for 63 days served in jail.

•Michael J. Kowalis, 48, Cecil; indicted Jan. 20 on one count, inducing panic, two counts, falsification; entered guilty plea May 26 to one count, falsification, a felony of the fifth degree; caused serious public inconvenience or alarm and purposely misled pubic officials in performing their official duties by knowingly initiating a false report; sentenced Tuesday, July 27, to 30 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, credit for 17 days served; placed on five years community control; ordered to pay court costs, $100 fine, and restitution of $5,347.20, successfully complete Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program, be assessed at Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio for dual diagnosis and successfully complete recommended treatment and aftercare, not enter bars/taverns. Failure to abide by conditions could result in an 11-month prison sentence.

•Ricky A. Babcock, 58, Bettsville; indicted March 15 on one count, aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourthdegree felony; entered guilty plea June 10; sold prescription painkiller Hydrocodone; sentenced Thursday, Aug. 5, to six months in prison; ordered to pay court costs, $275 in restitution.