WARSAW — Two of the five people arrested in a drug sting back in January have received their jail sentences after appearing in Kosciusko County Circuit Court on Monday, Sept. 24.
Leyon Joseph Gilliam, 45, 1627 Fisher Ave., Warsaw, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony and carrying a handgun without a license, a level 5 felony. Glenn David Dutton, 45, 417 Sophie Lane, Warsaw, pleaded guilty to dealing methamphetamine, a level 2 felony and dealing in a narcotic, a level 3 felony.
The two men were among five suspects arrested in January when police conducted surveillance of Dutton’s home and observed wanted suspects leaving the residence. One of those suspects was Gilliam. While trailing Gilliam, officers reported witnessing the man commit a traffic violation and pulled him over where they found methamphetamine, marijuana, assorted paraphernalia including syringes and a .22 caliber Derringer loaded with two rounds.
Officers obtained a search warrant for Dutton’s residence and found at least one firearm, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, a digital scales, assorted paraphernalia and $886 in cash.
Gilliam received a total of three years and his attorney asked Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed for consideration of several mitigators, including the defendant’s enrollment in counseling classes as well as several health issues.
Reed agreed to delay execution of the sentence to allow Gilliam to tend to his health issues and to apply for work release.
Dutton received 17 and one half years for the methamphetamine dealing charge and five years for the narcotic dealing charge at the Indiana Department of Corrections. Reed suspended the five year sentence, leaving Dutton responsible for the longer sentence but possibly eligible for the Recovery While Incarcerated program.