WARSAW — A man with addresses listed as both Warsaw and Milford was sentenced on charges stemming from two separate cases in Kosciusko Circuit Court Monday, May 13.
Gabriel Samuel Rhodes, 22, with addresses listed as both 1203 1/2 E. Smith St., Warsaw, and 410 W. First St., Milford, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 felony, in case F3-738. In case F3-267, Rhodes pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 felony; and possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony.
In the first case, according to the affidavit of probable cause, Rhodes was arrested for his involvement in a methamphetamine deal in September 2017.
In the second case, according to court documents, in March 2018, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department observed two suspects of a residential burglary inside Meijer. Rhodes and another male were searched, and Rhodes was found to be in possession of three plastic bags containing a substance that field-tested positive for heroin.
“Obviously we have an addiction problem,” said Rhodes’ attorney, John D. Barrett, who informed the court that Rhodes had enrolled in the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Program.
“I’m really trying to change my life,” Rhodes stated.
In F3-738, Judge Michael Reed sentenced Rhodes to three years at the Kosciusko County Jail, with the first two years to be served at the jail and the last year allowed to be served through community corrections. Reed stated he had no objection to the executed portion of the sentence being served through work release if Rhodes is accepted into that program.
Rhodes received two days of jail time credit and was ordered to pay $225 in restitution to the Warsaw Police Department, as well as a minimum $200 drug interdiction fee.
In F3-267, Reed sentenced Rhodes to two years at the Kosciusko County Jail for the charge of possession of methamphetamine, and one year at the Kosciusko County Jail for the charge of possession of a narcotic drug. Reed ordered that the sentences for those charges be served consecutively and consecutive to the sentence imposed in F3-738.
Reed then ordered that the sentences in F3-267 be suspended and served through formal probation. Rhodes was given jail time credit of three days and ordered to pay a minimum $200 drug interdiction fee.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, other charges related to the cases were dismissed. In addition, a third case was dismissed.