WARSAW — Three were sentenced Monday, March 7, on drug charges in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Reed presiding.
Renee Marie Plazola, 63, 2856 S. Country Club Road, Warsaw; Dyrell Aaron Kreis, 35, 3211 W. 700 S., Claypool; and David William Akridge, 23, 6127 N. 950E, North Webster, were among those sentenced.
Reed told Plazola, “Goodness, you’re too old for this. You have to get this problem under control.”
Plazola was sentenced on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony. The charges of possession of a precursor and possession of chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance were dismissed.
Reed gave Plazola 2 1/2 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with two days jail-time credit and two days good-time credit. Plazola will serve one year of her sentence in the Kosciusko County Jail. The rest of her sentence, 1 1/2 years, will be on probation. Reed told Plazola, “You’ll have one year in the (Kosciusko County) jail to dry out.”
Kreis was sentenced for a charge of possession of chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, a level 6 felony and obstruction of justice, a level 6 felony. Charges of dealing methamphetamine was dismissed.
Reed told Kreis, “You’re old enough to know better.”
Given the opportunity to address the court, Kreis told Reed he was very sorry, “I learned a valuable lesson.”
For the possession of chemical reagents Kreis was sentenced to one year in the Kosciusko County Jail and one year for obstruction of justice both to be served concurrently. Kreis was given one day good-time credit and one day jail-time credit. He will serve that time on probation.
Akridge was sentenced on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony. The charge of possession of paraphernalia was dismissed.
Akridge’s attorney, Andrew Grossnickle told judge Reed Akridge was about to start a job working at Keystone and asked if Reed would consider probation or at the very least work release.
Reed scolded Akridge with, “You’re not getting you’re part of the problem. You have no follow-through. You’re your own worse enemy. Doggone it. Diversion, diversion, diversion; didn’t follow through, didn’t follow through, didn’t follow through. You’ve got to straighten yourself out, man”
Reed sentenced Akridge to one year in the county jail with three days good-time credit and three days jail-time credit. Akridge will be eligible for the work release program.