A Morgan County man pleads guilty to three charges in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, stemming from a March 12th incident in Zanesville.
28-year-old Stuart Olney of McConnelsville faces one count of possession of drugs, crack cocaine, one count of child endangering, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Zanesville Police Department says Olney was engaging in suspicious behavior that morning, which appeared to be a drug transaction. A traffic stop was made and patrolmen found drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the pick-up truck. Olney’s seven-year-old daughter was also with him at the time.
The prosecution is recommending that Olney receive a sentence of eight months in prison for the crime. Judge Kelly Cotrill ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Olney has two prior drug offenses, dating back to 2007 and 2008.