MACEDONIA — A Cleveland woman was sentenced to two years probation after she pleaded guilty May 9 to felony aggravated drug possession, avoiding more serious trafficking and possession charges. Police said the woman had more than a half pound of methamphetamine in her vehicle during a traffic stop last year.
According to Summit County Court of Common Pleas records, 40-year-old Jacinda K. Goldney pleaded guilty to the third-degree felony as part of a plea deal immediately before her sentencing.
Macedonia police said they stopped Goldney’s vehicle after seeing it riding on the white painted line at the side of Route 271 northbound at a little before 10 p.m. on March 27, 2018. After a police K-9 indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, police said they found a small box filled with 285 grams of meth.
According to court records, the possession charge was amended from a first-degree felony aggravated drug possession charge and additional charges of first-degree felony aggravated trafficking in drugs and first-degree misdemeanor driving under suspension were dismissed, also as part of the plea deal.
"I think she’ll be fine on probation," said Goldney’s attorney Michael T. Callahan on Friday. "I think she’ll do a good job and turn her life around."
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