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An Oak Harbor woman is serving a 90-day sentence for admittedly trying to pass drugs to her son at a Toledo prison.

Ann Goode, 42, was sent to the Correctional Center of Northwest Ohio in Stryker, O. following her sentencing on April 8.

Once free, she will remain on probation for four years. She will lose her driver’s license for a year, and must complete community service as well as a number of court-ordered actions including mental health counseling, according to the ruling of Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge Myron C. Duhart.

In February, Goode pleaded guilty to one count of conveyance of a drug into a federal institution. Two other charges against her were dropped. The charges all stem from an Ohio State Highway Patrol investigation that showed Goode was caught Oct. 9 trying to pass marijuana, crushed Percocet pills and Alprazolam to her son, Zachary Reddfern, 21, an inmate at the Toledo Correctional Institute. Redfern is serving a six-year sentence for burglaries in Ottawa County.

Redfern was also supposed to be sentenced the same day as his mother for complicity in the crime. However, between the time of his conviction and his sentencing date, he was relocated to the Ohio State Penitentiary, court records show. The sentencing has been rescheduled for April 29.

Goode, who is a convicted felon related to a burglary in 2006, is not allowed to possess a gun.

She, however, was charged with possession of a firearm under disability in connection with a fight with her daughter at their South Muddy Creek North Road home in late March while she was awaiting sentencing.

The firearms case was originally filed in Ottawa County Municipal Court but has since been bound over to an Ottawa County Common Pleas Court grand jury.




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