Brandon Campo Sentenced To 180 Days In Ashland County Jail

  • 1/18/2019 12:22:21 PM
  • Joe Lyons
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - Brandon Campo, 35, of Ashland, Ohio, a former Ashland University Graduate, Admissions Representative (at Ashland University), and son of Ashland University President Carlos Campo, appeared in Judge John Good’s Court alongside his wife, Madeline Campo, for his sentencing.

Brandon Campo was sentenced to 180 days in Ashland County Jail for the endangering children charges, will serve 30 days concurrently for drug charges, and will not be a candidate for probation. Brandon will also be fined $500.

Madeline Campo received $150 in fines on both minor misdemeanors and a one-year license suspension on drug paraphernalia charges. 

Judge John Good gave both Brandon and Madeline a chance to speak before handing down the sentencing.  

"All there is for me to say at this point is that I regret my actions, especially the consequences of everybody that I care about." Madeline Campo said. 

"I just am so remorseful for my family, to my wife, and to my son," Brandon Campo stated. "I just want to move past this, like my wife said, and continue to get back on that track that I was on before this happened."

Judge Good also commented on how the entire case has affected Ashland University and Brandon's father, Ashland University President Carlos Campo. 

"I know there are people out there in the community that thinks its unfair that it gets mentioned, that people mention that Dr. Campo is your father or people mention that you worked at Ashland University, and the media gets criticized for saying that," Judge Good explained. "The truth of the matter is that is an integral part of this case, because a lot of the seriousness of your offense is the damage that you have done to that institution, and this community, and quite frankly to your father."

Good goes on to explain that while Brandon and Madeline lived in the basement of Dr. Campo's house, drugs were found, and drug deals were conducted in that same house. 

Good also mentioned that Brandon was buying the drugs from a student on campus. 

"You were in a position of authority at the University." Judge Good said. "You had a duty to prevent drug dealing on that campus. You have a duty as an administrator at that university to get drug dealers off of that campus. Instead of doing that, you were financially supporting a drug dealer on that campus by doing business with him. This was a student at the university that you were buying drugs from."

Detectives seized Brandon's phone and found orders of Xanax, marijuana, Adderall, and black tar heroin. Sexually oriented videos were also found on the phone. The videos were taped in the president's house. It was later discovered that the videos were posted online for financial benefit. 

Dec 12, 2018, Campo entered guilty pleas to possession of a schedule four drug, alprazolam (more commonly known as Xanax), and endangering children.

Charges of possession of criminal tools, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia were dropped by the Ashland City Law Director's Office, in exchange for the guilty plea. 

Madeline Campo, Brandon's wife, also pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Child endangering charges were dropped, according to the law director's office. 

Brandon Campo and Madeline Campo were arrested on June 19th. 

According to a police report, Campo was arrested on the university's campus at 340 Samaritan Avenue at 12:45 P.M.

Brandon Campo was charged with endangering children, possession of criminal tools, possession of drugs (Schedule 3, 4 or 5), possession of marijuana, and illegal use or possession of Drug Paraphernalia at the time of the arrest. 

Madeline Campo, Brandon's wife, was also arrested on the same charges. 

Incident property recovered from the scene were bottles of marijuana, baggies of marijuana, leather bag with marijuana grinders, bottles with green pills, blue pills, yellow pills and white pills, digital scale, glass marijuana pipes, glass jar with marijuana residue, a marijuana smoker, wooden box with marijuana seeds, rolling papers, and a container with marijuana residue. 

The property was recovered from the bathroom ceiling, medicine cabinet, cabinet drawer, and bedroom dresser, according to a police report. 

The university has confirmed that Brandon is no longer employed on the Ashland campus.

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