Union City man heads back to prison

Staff Report

January 13, 2014

GREENVILLE - Randall W. Burger, 50, of Union City is headed back to the penitentiary after being sentenced Monday morning in the Darke County Common Pleas Court.

Burger pleaded guilty to one count of Possession of Drugs (Clonazepam), a felony of the fifth degree, that he was indicted on in September 2013. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine that is used in the treatment of seizures, panic disorders and anxiety. He also admitted to violating probation that he was previously placed on after being sentenced in July 2008 to a 30 month prison sentence for one count each of Trafficking in Marijuana and Trafficking in Drugs (Clonazepam), felonies of the fifth degree.

Burger was sentenced Monday to a total of 27 months with credit for 559 days he was incarcerated after the 2008 conviction. He was also sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days credit on the possession charge. He will serve approximately 260 days with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for the current probation violation and will be placed on optional supervision for up to 36 months upon his scheduled release in October.

Greenville defense attorney Paul Wagner represented Burger, while Darke County Prosecutor Kelly Ormsby handled the case for the State of Ohio.