Greenville man sentenced for drug possession and DUI


GREENVILLE – Alexander L. Fugate (41) of Greenville will spend most of 2024 behind prison walls. He was sentenced on Thursday to serve a 12-month prison term after being convicted of three felony counts of possession of drugs and one misdemeanor count of a DUI. Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge Travis Fliehman also imposed an 18-month sentence, to be served in the Darke County Criminal Justice Center. The sentences were ordered to be run concurrently, so Fugate will find himself spending an additional six months in jail once he completes the prison term.

Fugate was originally indicted on several misdemeanor and felony counts, including Operating a Motor Vehicle while Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (M1), Aggravated Possession of Drugs – Methamphetamine (F5), Driving Under Suspension (M1), Aggravated Possession of Drugs – Methamphetamine (F3) and Possession of a Fentanyl-Related Compound (F5).

Fugate’s criminal record dates back to 2001, with many traffic and drug-related convicts over the last two decades. He will be subject to be placed on post-release supervision, once he gets out of jail, and his driver’s license will be suspended for at least three years.

Fugate was represented by local defense attorney, David Rohrer.