Son of anti-violence advocate pleads guilty


The son of an anti-violence advocate pleaded guilty Monday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on a drug-related charge.

Gerald E. Rose, Jr., 22, of 1236 Steeple Chase Circle, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. The charge was amended from a third-degree felony, and another felony will be dismissed. Rose is the son of Gerald Rose, Sr., an Atlanta-based activist who grew up in Toledo. His father, the Rev. Floyd Rose, was also a well-known civil rights activist in Toledo before moving to Georgia.

He faces up to 18 months in prison when sentenced Oct. 30 by Judge Myron Duhart.

Rose, who was on probation, admitted that he was driving a car near North Detroit and Dura avenues April 17 when he was pulled over after almost colliding with a police car. Found in the vehicle were two containers with false bottoms carrying 18 Ecstasy pills.