Westerville drug dealer gets 60 days in jail, fine


A Westerville man was given jail time, probation and a fine after a jury found him guilty of trafficking in drugs in February.

Syamantaka Detamore, 38, of Westerville, appeared in Delaware County Common Pleas Court on March 14 for a sentencing hearing after a four-day jury trial in February. The jury found Detamore guilty of trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs, third-degree felonies.

Common Pleas Judge David Gormley imposed a sentence of 60 days in the Delaware County Jail and said Detamore had to report on March 31 to begin serving his sentence. Gormley also ordered that Detamore serve 60 hours of community service, be placed on two years of probation and ordered him to pay a fine of $7,500.

Gormley said Detamore would face prison time if he violates the terms of probation.

Assistant Delaware County Prosecutor Brian Walter prosecuted the case and alleged that Detamore was a drug dealer and brought in more than 35 pounds of marijuana seized from a property Detamore owned.

More than $21,000 was also found at Detamore’s home, court documents indicate. Gormley ordered the money be forfeited to the state.

By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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