Keith L. Montgomery, age 45, of Detroit, Michigan, was convicted today in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court of Trafficking in Heroin and Possession of Heroin, both felonies of the second degree. “Mr. Montgomery was scheduled for a jury trial today to have a jury of his peers decide his guilt or innocence,” said Prosecuting Attorney Jason Holdren. “This morning the Defendant had a change of heart and decided it was in his best interests to plead guilty as charged.” Potential jurors remained on hand, outside of the courtroom, until the plea was accepted by Judge Margaret Evans.
Montgomery is scheduled to be sentenced on November 13, 2019, at 8:15 a.m. in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court. The State will be seeking a maximum prison term of 8-12 years. “My office would like to thank Trooper Drew Kuehne of the Ohio State Highway Patrol for his proactive policing tactics,” added Holdren.