Treatment may not be all for Kriel
By Jane Beathard
Former South Solon resident Megan Kriel, 20, is headed to the West Central Community Correctional Facility in Marysville for drug treatment, following sentencing in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.
But Kriel’s sentence may not end her problems with the law.
Kriel pleaded guilty in August to possessing heroin during a May 23 traffic stop by London police. She was free on house arrest on Sept. 14 when deputies found her far from home, living in the Columbus apartment of alleged drug dealer Joshua M. Douglas.
Judge Robert D. Nichols revoked Kriel’s bond and jailed the woman at Tri-County Regional Jail, pending sentencing.
On Tuesday, Nichols ordered Kriel undergo drug treatment and aftercare at West Central as part of a two-year community control sentence. He also suspended the woman’s driving license for five years.
However, he cautioned Kriel that additional consequences for her association with Douglas may be on the horizon.
Douglas was recently indicted in Franklin County for robbery, stemming from a Sept. 2 incident. Kriel was allegedly living with Douglas at the time and may have known about the incident.