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State v. Meyer

Court of Appeals of Ohio, Twelfth District, Clermont

July 30, 2018

STATE OF OHIO, Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
RONALD MEYER, Defendant-Appellant.

          CRIMINAL APPEAL FROM CLERMONT COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Case No. 2016 CR 00250

          D. Vincent Faris, Clermont County Prosecuting Attorney, for plaintiff-appellee

          Ronald Meyer, defendant-appellant, pro se

          OPINION

          RINGLAND, J.

         {¶ 1} Petitioner-appellant, Ronald Meyer, appeals from the decision of the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas denying his petition for postconviction relief. For the reasons detailed below, we affirm.

         {¶ 2} Meyer entered a guilty plea to one count of illegal manufacture of drugs in violation of R.C. 2925.04(A), a first-degree felony, and one count of corrupting another with drugs in violation of R.C. 2925.02(A)(5), also a first-degree felony. The bill of particulars provided factual background of the offense:

Specifically, the co-defendant gave birth to a child on 3/28/16 in the bathtub at 4232 Clough Lane; Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. Prior to giving birth, the defendant manufactured methamphetamine at the residence where the defendant [sic] and her newborn baby were living. The defendant and co-defendant used methamphetamine prior to the child's birth, and continued to use methamphetamine which the co-defendant passed on to her newborn baby when she breastfed him. The defendant would provide methamphetamine to the co-defendant after manufacturing it. This occurred prior to the child's birth when the co-defendant was pregnant, and subsequent to the child's birth. A search warrant for the premises was obtained, and officers uncovered pseudoephedrine pills, and lithium battery strips along with other components used to manufacture methamphetamine. Officers also discovered a pipe and cut straws that contained methamphetamine. Both the defendant and co-defendant admitted to consuming methamphetamine during the stated timeframe. The defendant admitted to manufacturing methamphetamine inside the residence.

         {¶ 3} The trial court sentenced Meyer to a six-year prison term for manufacturing drugs and a consecutive three-year prison term for corrupting for an aggregate prison term of nine years. Meyer did not file a direct appeal challenging either his conviction or sentence.

         {¶ 4} Approximately 11 months later, Meyer filed a pro se motion for postconviction relief. The trial court denied Meyer's motion for postconviction relief. Meyer now appeals, raising four assignments of error for review.

         {¶ 5} Assignment of Error No. 1:

         {¶ 6} THE COURT IMPROPERLY DENIED DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR POSTCONVICTION RELIEF CITING RES JUDICATA WHERE DEFENDANT WAS PREJUDICED BY A VIOLATION OF HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

         {¶ 7} Assignment of Error No. 2:

         {¶ 8} THE TRIAL COURT ERRED AS A MATTER OF FACT AND LAW AND COUNSEL WAS INEFFECTIVE IN ALLOWING DEFENDANT TO ACCEPT A GUILTY PLEA WHICH LACKED FACTUAL BASIS AND WAS CONTRARY TO LAW.

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