OCTOBER 25, 2023—Judge Kevin P. Braig of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas today sentenced Isai Centeno-Mariscal to a maximum prison term of three years on his conviction on the charge of trafficking cocaine, a felony of third degree. Another conviction for possession of cocaine, a felony of the third degree, merged with the trafficking conviction, which limited the sentence to a maximum of three years. The Court also ordered Centeno-Marisal to forfeit $4,413.00 as contraband acquired in illegal activity.
A pre-sentence investigation report stated Centeno-Mariscal was apprehended on March 8, 2023, with 13.5 grams of cocaine leaving a local residence. Centeno-Mariscal told the pre-sentence investigator he illegally entered the United States in the summer of 2022 and that others threatened him and his family in Mexico so that he did “what he was supposed to do.” Law enforcement officers also found 11.2 grams of heroin and 2.1 grams of fentanyl on Centeno-Mariscal. Prosecutors dismissed charges based on the heroine and fentanyl as part of Centeno-Mariscal’s agreement to plead guilty to the cocaine charges.
OCTOBER 18, 2023—Judge Kevin P. Braig of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas today sentenced Brad E. Doseck to 16 to 20 years in prison on two aggravated trafficking in drugs convictions, both felonies of the second degree. The prison term was the maximum term Doseck was eligible to receive under Ohio law.
In May of 2022, Doseck sold approximately 21 grams of methamphetamine in Bellefontaine, Ohio. In June he sold an additional 20 grams. Methamphetamine is a drug that devastates its users. The chemical composition of the drug destroys the user’s gums and teeth and literally burns holes in the brain. Psychotic symptoms of use include violent behavior, skin crawling, itching, paranoia, hallucinations, and severe memory loss.
Doseck’s convictions were his fifth and sixth drug-related convictions since 2003. Doseck’s criminal record also includes felony convictions for burglary, breaking and entering, theft, receiving stolen property, tampering with a coin machine, and possessing criminal tools.
Dosek told the pre-sentence investigator that selling drugs was an “easy way” to make money to pay for drugs for his own use.
Judge Braig noted during the sentencing hearing that Doseck has been a constant presence in court since the judge took the bench almost four years ago.