Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Drugs In Findlay

A man charged with trafficking drugs in Findlay decided to plead guilty instead of going to trial.

The Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office says Ronald Givens Jr. was facing two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs for trafficking a large amount of methamphetamine.

One count was a first-degree felony and the other a second-degree felony.

The offenses happened in December of 2020 and January of 2021, and one occurred within 1,000 feet of Lincoln Elementary School.

The 43-year-old from Hardin County pleaded guilty to both charges on Friday, before his trial was set to begin the following Monday.

Givens Jr. was sentenced to 7 to 10 1/2 years on one charge and 4 years on the other, to be served concurrently.

The prosecutor’s office says Givens Jr. will serve at least seven years behind bars.

His behavior behind bars will determine how much of the remaining 3 1/2 years he’ll serve.