Gallia County Prosecuting Attorney, Jason D. Holdren, announces that Michael L. Cook, age 49, of Dayton, Ohio, was convicted by a Gallia County jury in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court this evening at approximately 7:15 p.m. Following a one-day jury trial, Cook was convicted of Possession of Cocaine, a felony of the fifth degree; Possession of Heroin, a felony of the third degree; Trafficking in Heroin, a felony of the third degree; and Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.
Cook is set to be sentenced by Judge Margaret Evans in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Cook faces up to 7 years in prison for these convictions. The State of Ohio will be seeking the maximum penalty for the Defendant.