WARSAW — A Warsaw man was sentenced to three years at the Indiana Department of Corrections Monday, May 6, in Kosciusko County Circuit Court for his involvement in a drug deal.
Trenton Francis Hairrell, 24, 1104 N. Crete Drive, Warsaw, pleaded guilty to dealing in a narcotic drug, a level 5 felony; and carrying a handgun without a license, a class A misdemeanor.
According to police, in June 2018, a drug deal involving Hairrell was monitored and intercepted by officers, and a search produced not only the narcotic drug, but also a Ruger 9mm handgun, marijuana and scales. Court documents show that Hairrell admitted to not having a license to carry the gun.
“He has accepted responsibility and is genuinely remorseful,” said Hairrell’s attorney, John Barrett.
In court today, Hairrell said, “I’ve realized I don’t want this life anymore. I want the opportunity to be there for my kids.”
Judge Michael Reed sentenced Hairrell to three years at the Indiana Department of Corrections for the charge of dealing in a narcotic drug and one year at the Kosciusko County Jail for the charge of carrying a handgun without a license.
Reed ordered the sentences to be served consecutively. He then ordered the IDOC placement to be suspended and ordered that the first two years of that sentence be served at the Kosciusko County Jail. Reed suspended the final year of the three year sentence, as well as the one year sentence for the handgun charge. The executed portion of the sentence may be served through work release if Hairrell is approved and accepted into that program.
The two years that were suspended will be served on formal probation. Pursuant to the plea agreement, remaining charges were dropped. Hiarrell was given three days of jail time credit.
“We can’t do anything about what happened in the past,” said Reed. “Hopefully you will change and be able to take care of your family.”