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NEW PHILADELHIA A 36-year-old Uhrichsville woman will serve 60 days in jail for giving marijuana to two teens, ages 13 and 15, in 2019.

Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Judge Elizabeth Lehigh Thomakos also ordered Jessica L. Coe to perform 120 hours of community service as punishment for four counts of corrupting another with drugs.

The jail time is to be served around the work schedule of the defendant, who was given credit against her sentence for three days already spent in the county jail.

The judge also gave Coe a one-year prison sentence, which would only be served if she violated terms of two years’ probation.

“I do know what I did was wrong,” Coe said at her sentencing hearing Monday. She said it happened at a low point in her life.

Thomakos said one of the victims fainted repeatedly and was unresponsive, leading to Coe calling 911 for help.

Defense attorney Sharon Buckley-Mirhaidari said Coe has no prior felony convictions. She said mother of the teen boy involved in the case said she did not want Coe charged for what happened with her son. 

Thomakos said she received a victim-impact statement from the female victim’s family. 

The judge noted that Coe had a long list of misdemeanor convictions, including operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, marijuana possession, drug abuse, disorderly conduct and a number of citations for driving without a license. Coe admitted starting marijuana use at 

The charges of corrupting another with drugs arose from an incident in which a marijuana cigarette was passed around in a car, according to assistant county prosecutor Michael Ernest. 

Reach Nancy at 330-364-8402 or nancy.molnar@timesreporter.com.

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Sharon Buckley-Mirhaidari,

Reach Nancy at 330-364-8402 or nancy.molnar@timesreporter.com.

On Twitter: @nmolnarTR

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