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Wolfson facingprison time

An Ironton woman who pleaded guilty late last year to charges in connection with the death of her husband's client will go to prison for violating the terms of her probation.

Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Frank McCown Wednesday sentenced Mary Wolfson, 27, to one year in prison, with credit for the 7 months she has already served in community controlled sanctions.

Lawrence County Prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr., said some post-release controls could be imposed on Wolfson after she leaves prison.

Collier had asked McCown to revoke Wolfson's probation after she was arrested July 8 by Ashland, Ky., police, and charged with alcohol intoxication. When she reported to the Bureau of Community Corrections July 16, authorities discovered needle track marks on her arms, and she tested positive for morphine.

According to records from the Lawrence County Prosecutor's Office, Mary Wolfson at first denied drug use, but then later admitted she used drugs alone and with other people.

Wolfson was sentenced in August 2002 to six months in a community-based correctional facility and three years community controlled sanctions under intensive supervised probation for a charge of obstruction of justice in connection with the death of her husband's client, Eric Deer, of Ironton. Deer, 24, died March 23, 2002 after receiving a fatal dose of Fentanyl, a synthetic morphine patch. The younger Deer died in the Park Avenue law office/home of the Wolfsons.

Her husband, Richard Wolfson, pleaded guilty earlier this month to violating the terms of his sentence in connection with the death of Deer. Common Pleas Judge Richard Walton sentenced Richard Wolfson to three weeks in the Lawrence County Jail for various infractions of the rules at the STAR Community Justice Center.

Wolfson had served six months at the STAR Community Justice Center and was serving five years of community controlled sanctions under intensive supervision for tampering with evidence in connection with Deer's death.