Former OSU wide receive Ray Small was sentenced today for four years in prison for drug trafficking. Small plead guilty in to three counts of drug trafficking in February.
He was also sentenced last week to three years in prison on an unrelated drug possession charge in Meigs County, but Franklin County judge Pat Sheeran ruled sentences will run concurrent to each other.
The case against Small was not pretty. From the Columbus Dispatch:
Small was indicted in the Franklin County case in July, three months after Columbus police found heroin and prescription pain and anti-anxiety pills during a search of his apartment on Ferris Road in North Linden.
Officers investigating reports of drug trafficking at the apartment found 407 oxycodone pills, 403 alprazolam pills (trade name Xanax) and more than 20 grams of heroin, Assistant County Prosecutor Joseph Gibson said at the time.
Small acknowledged to officers that he intended to sell the drugs, Gibson said.
Not the brightest life choice by Small, but a loss of four years isn't the end of the world. Hopefully he uses the time to better himself, and emerges a better man after his debt to society is paid.