I recently had a conversation with a young man who went to Chardon High School approximately 8 years ago. He told me he was a drug dealer and got busted during a conversation with someone wearing a wire. He not only sold marijuana but he and his friends smoked a lot of it back then also.
The young man said that because he was involved in selling marijuana in Geauga he knew other people selling it and Jon Hildenbrand (Sheriff Hildenbrands son) was the biggest dealer.
He stated details of locations where Hildenbrand would sell, such as the skate park by Chardon High, Sheets parking lot in Chardon, Hambden Corners gas station, and even described the vehicle Hildenbrand drove as a green ford ranger truck. He even told me the names of two guys Hildenbrand hung out with a lot who I won’t mention here for obvious reasons.
This young man described a night at his house, having friends over for a weed party. They ran out of weed (marijuana) and called Hildenbrand to bring some over. His reply was “no” that he was too tired from making drops all day.
Ok, I’m not saying these are facts and that Jon Hildenbrand was a big drug dealer in Geauga, I’m just relating a conversation I had with this young man who seemed to know Hildenbrand.
I don’t know how true any of this is but I was impressed with the details this man had. It seems he had first hand knowledge, not just hearsay. I’ve also heard similar rumors to this effect from other sources but ignored them until speaking with this young man.
If this is all true, and I repeat IF this is true, then I would think this goes much deeper because his father was a deputy sheriff in Geauga during that time period. You have to ask yourself, IF this is true, why were others getting busted and not him?
My opinion is, where there is smoke there is fire.
By the way, I’m not making any of this up which is what I know you Hildenbrand supporters will say and more. The conversation was recorded.
We do have a two tier justice system in Geauga.