Drug dealer pleads; could
get a year in prison
|Published: Monday, January 8, 2007
WARREN ó A Champion man linked to six other people suspected of being
Trumbull County drug dealers has accepted a plea agreement that is likely to
lead to around one year in prison.
Robert Zadai, 26, of Shafer Road, pleaded guilty today in Trumbull County
Common Pleas Court to two counts of trafficking in marijuana with provisions
for forfeiting a vehicle and one count of attempting to engage in a pattern
of corrupt activity.
He will be sentenced after an investigation by the countyís adult probation
Chuck Morrow, assistant county prosecutor, told Judge Andrew Logan that an
investigation by the Trumbull, Ashtabula, Geauga counties Law Enforcement
Task Force caught Zadai selling more than 400 grams (14 ounces) of suspected
marijuana at the Elm Road Giant Eagle in Warren on Feb. 28, 2005, and again
at a location on Hoagland-Blackstub Road on March 8, 2005.
Morrow said he will recommend Zadai get one year in prison. The maximum
sentence Zadai could get is six to 18 months in prison on each of the
trafficking charges and one to five years in prison on engaging in a pattern
of corrupt activity for a total of up to eight years.
Judge Logan will decide on Zadaiís sentence based on what the pre-sentence
Sgt. Jeff Orr, commander of TAG, said Zadai lived with one of the other
defendants, Lisa Boone, 29, who also faces drug trafficking charges. She is
the daughter of defendant Sharon Boone, 46, of Pierce Road, Champion, and
the sister of defendant Robert Boone, 26, of the Pierce Road address, who
also face drug trafficking charges.
Others charged in the case are Jason Washington, 31, of Terra Alta Street,
Warren; Christopher Jibotian, 20, North Park Avenue Extension, Bristolville;
and James Albaugh, 29, of Mason Street, Warren.
Charges against the seven were filed after a one-year TAG investigation.