July 29, 2014

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Father gets probation for family’s drug dealing

MEDINA — A 56-year-old West Salem man who was convicted of selling drugs with his wife and son will spend three years on probation.

Robert C. Graber also will undergo a drug, alcohol and mental health assessment as part of his sentence. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler on Thursday also suspended Graber’s driver’s license for six months and told him to submit to regular, random drug testing.

“If you violate, you’re looking at 12 months in prison,” Kimbler told him.

County Assistant Prosecutor Matt Razavi said at a July hearing that Graber’s son convinced his parents to sell the drugs with him.

His son, Bradley C. Graber, 26, was sentenced in July to eight months in prison, and his wife, Doris K. Graber, 52, was placed on three years’ probation for her charges in May.

Robert Graber told the judge he was remorseful.

“I apologize for what I’ve done,” he said.

Graber pleaded guilty in July to two counts of aggravated drug trafficking, third-degree felonies punishable by up to three years in prison each.

He was accused of selling oxycodone in November and December with family members.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.