Former Akron school board member John Otterman has completed a detox program but hasn’t yet resolved the drug case pending against him.

A trial date has been set for April 6 in Akron Municipal Court Judge Jerry Larson’s courtroom.

Tom Bauer, Otterman’s attorney, however, said he is hoping to reach an agreement with the prosecutor before the trial. In the meantime, Bauer said Otterman “is complying with everything he has to do.”

Otterman, 57, has pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana.

He was found unconscious Jan. 19 in the driver’s seat of a car on East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue after an apparent drug overdose, according to authorities. Paramedics used four doses of naloxone, an opiate overdose reversal drug, to revive him. He was taken to Summa Akron City Hospital for further treatment.

Police said they found a white substance that tested positive for fentanyl, an opioid used as a pain medication, in the car, as well as marijuana.

According to police, Otterman admitted to having the drugs. He faces a mandatory fine of $150 and a driver’s license suspension for up to five years on the marijuana charge.

Otterman was issued an immunity form in lieu of arrest for the fentanyl. Ohio’s Good Samaritan Law offers immunity to people who overdose up to two times and want to seek assistance for their addiction.

Bauer requested a delay in Otterman’s drug case earlier this month because his client was in a detox program. His next appearance was set for Tuesday morning. Attorneys for the two sides talked, but didn’t reach a resolution.

Otterman resigned from the school board and the board recently chose his replacement.

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