Silcott sent back to prison for methamphetamine

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Christopher A. Silcott

GREENVILLE – Christopher A. Silcott (50) will once again find himself behind prison walls for charges related to methamphetamine.

On Thursday, Silcott was sentenced by Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge Travis L. Fliehman to a total of a five-year prison sentence for Aggravated Possession of Drugs (methamphetamine), a felony of the second degree. This is a mandatory prison sentence, according to the Ohio Revised Code.

Silcott was originally indicted on two counts, stemming from an arrest on Dec. 2, 2022, which included Possession of Cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, in addition to the methamphetamine charge. He entered a guilty plea on Nov. 14 to the more severe count, in exchange for dismissing the cocaine charge.

The now 50-year-old has a lengthy criminal history involving drugs, dating back to the late 1990s. Most recently, he served a five-year sentence after being found guilty in 2017 for dealing in methamphetamine. After serving his time, he was soon sent back to prison, after violating his parole for Importuning, a misdemeanor of the first degree, after unknowingly soliciting an undercover officer, posing as a teenage girl, for possible sexual engagement by means of a telecommunications device in January 2023.

Silcott now awaits a familiar transport to the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio to begin serving his five-year sentence, of which four years are mandatory. The additional year was tacked on by Judge Fliehman in relation to the Importuning charge, Darke County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Deborah S. Quigley told My County Link. He was given 63 days of jail credit time served. The judge also ordered him to pay a $7,500 court fine.

Silcott was represented by local public defense attorney David A. Rohrer.