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Decatur County judge hands down 20-year sentence for meth dealing

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Decatur County Superior Court Judge Matthew Bailey has sentenced Michael Peterson to 20 years for dealing in methamphetamine. Peterson entered a guilty plea in April of this year for possession of methamphetamine, dealing in methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.Peterson has been ordered to 20 years, 10 are suspended to probation, with 5 probation years to be served with a condition of home detention.Decatur County Prosecutor Nathan Harter said, “We are very thankful to our officers for eliminating yet another methamphetamine gateway from our neighborhoods, especially one so close to one of our schools. These drugs are having increasingly larger impacts in this community and need to be taken very seriously. We hope with his time in the Indiana Department of Corrections, Peterson will be able to realize what his contributions to this drug problem do to the community and find more positive ways to contribute to bettering himself and the community we all share.”last_img

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