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Women sentenced in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court

STEUBENVILLE — Three women were sentenced on Monday morning by Jefferson County Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr.

Brooke N. Hill, 27, of Steubenville was sentenced to three years in prison on a probation violation and for having a weapon as a convicted felon.

Hill in July 2018 pleaded guilty to four counts of theft of drugs. She was employed as a pharmacy technician and stole drugs. Bruzzese sentenced Hill to two years of probation and told her she couldn’t be in possession of a firearm. She failed to report to her probation officer, and a warrant was issued for her arrest

City Police responded to a disturbance on Aug. 28 in the area of Claire and Summit avenues and one of the people involved was Hill. Officers at the scene were informed of the warrant and took her into custody. Police were searching her and found a loaded gun in her pants.

Rebecca Seditz, 33, of 2534 Chestnut St. was placed on two years of probation after pleading guilty to three counts each of possession of drugs, illegal processing of drug documents, theft of drugs and one count of forgery.

Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Lamatrice said Seditz was working as a licensed practical nurse at three different nursing homes in the county when she took pain pills and altered counting records of the medication dispensed in 2018 and this year. She also forged another nurse’s name on records, Lamatrice said.

Lamatrice said Seditz cooperated with the state nursing board in the investigation and forfeited her nursing license. He said Seditz is currently in drug treatment.

Bruzzese issued a $200 fine and told Seditz she faces two years in prison if she violates probation.

Nina Lloyd, 38, of 54 Gala Lane, Weirton, pleaded guilty to escape and possession of fentanyl.

Lamatrice said Lloyd overdosed on the drug and was taken to Trinity Medical Center West on Aug. 16. She was told a police hold was placed on her and she wasn’t to leave the hospital, Lamatrice said. Officers were called to the hospital and found Lloyd in the parking lot, Lamatrice said.

Lloyd will enter an in-house drug treatment center as part of her probation requirements. She faces four years in prison if she violates probation.

All three cases were brought by Lamatrice as bills of information, bypassing the grand jury.

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