WARSAW — A North Webster man was sentenced to seven years at the Indiana Department of Corrections Monday, Nov. 18, in Kosciusko Circuit Court.
Bradley Slone, 32, 208 S. Harrison St., North Webster, pleaded guilty to dealing methamphetamines, a level 3 felony.
Based upon a narcotics investigation, Kosciusko County’s unified narcotics unit, NET43, obtained a search warrant for 208 S. Harrison St., North Webster. The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office SWAT was mobilized and assisted with the execution of the search warrant on March 26.
Three people were found inside the home and taken into custody. Slone was observed attempting to dispose of methamphetamine through an open window as officers approached the house. More than 2 ounces of methamphetamine valued at over $6,000, and paraphernalia, were found in the search of the residence. All three suspects were subsequently booked at the Kosciusko County Jail.
Slone’s attorney, Scott Reust, told Judge Michael Reed that Slone served in the military, enlisting in 2005 and being released in 2009. Slone reportedly spent time in Iraq while in the service.
Reust said Slone has a long history of drug use and told Reed that Slone has accepted responsibility for his actions.
Slone said he has used drugs for at least 10 years and admitted that he needs help. He requested that he be placed into a rehabilitation program to deal with substance abuse while incarcerated, specifically mentioning the Whitley County Veterans Treatment Court.
“He’s a likable guy and he’s really bright,” Reust said. “I wish he could figure out his drug problem. It’s a shame. I hope he gets help because I think he has a lot of potential.”
“I’d like to thank Mr. Slone for his service,” Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Buehler said. “I hope he gets the help he needs.”
Judge Reed sentenced Slone to seven years at the Indiana Department of Corrections and recommended he participate in the Recovery While Incarcerated program.
Slone was given 237 days of jail time credit and ordered to pay a $200 drug interdiction fee. Three other counts and another case were dismissed, pursuant to the plea agreement.
“We appreciate your service,” Judge Reed told Slone. “This is going to be up to you. I’m not opposed to modifying your sentence if you successfully complete the (RWI) program and remain conduct clear at IDOC.”