In June of 2010, Leslie Ellis and Jeffery Nagle were sentenced before the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas.
Ellis had previously entered a guilty plea for Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a third degree felony. Similarly, Nagle had already entered a guilty plea for Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs within the Vicinity of a Juvenile, a crime which constitutes a felony of the second degree under Ohio law.
After hearing oral arguments by the prosecution and defense and weighing the seriousness of the offenses in each case, the court determined that Nagel and Ellis were not suitable candidates for community control sanctions. Instead, in order to adequately punish the defendants and protect the public from future crime, both Nagel and Ellis were sentenced to mandatory prison terms of five years.