Urbana man sent to prison for multiple drug offenses


An Urbana man was ordered to serve almost two years in prison for multiple drug-related offenses.

Joseph P. Comer, 38, was sentenced to 22 months in prison Monday for drug offenses in two criminal cases.

Comer was indicted last month following an Urbana Police Division drug raid at 338 N. Kenton St. on July 16. Police found drugs, drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.

Comer was indicted on two counts each of possession of heroin and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and one count each of trafficking in heroin, and possession of cocaine in connection to the drug raid.

Tamazin L. Cobaugh, 36, of 338 N. Kenton St., Urbana, was indicted on two counts of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and one count each of possession of cocaine and possession of heroin in connection to the raid.

On Sept. 11, Comer pleaded guilty to fifth degree felony charges of possession of heroin and possession of cocaine. The raid occurred three days after Comer pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, a fifth degree felony, stemming from an April 26 incident.

Champaign County deputies responded to a drug overdose call on that date during which Comer was revived.

Court documents state Comer violated conditions of his bond by using marijuana on Aug. 25 and heroin on or about July 7 and Aug. 25.

Comer was convicted of aggravated possession of drugs in January 2012 in Champaign County Common Pleas Court. In that case, Comer was placed on community control before it was revoked in August 2012 and he was ordered to serve one year in prison.

As part of his sentence, Comer was fined $500 and is subject to post release control up to three years upon his release from prison.

A final pretrial conference for Cobaugh is scheduled for Oct. 13.

By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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