WARSAW — A Warsaw man received a three-year suspended sentence on Monday, Nov. 25, for dealing more than one gram of methamphetamine in a controlled drug purchase.
Thaddeus Gerald Tharp, 38, 608 S. Columbia St., Warsaw, was charged with dealing methamphetamine, a level 5 felony. A charge of possession of methamphetamine was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
On Sept. 13, 2017, Kosciusko County Drug Task Force made a controlled purchase of 1.1 grams of methamphetamine from Tharp.
“Mr. Tharp is taking the recovery process very seriously,” said Defense Attorney Travis Neff. “We would like for the sentence to include either work release or community corrections.”
During sentencing, Tharp told Kosciusko County Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed that he is employed full-time and will be starting therapy with the Bowen Center soon.
“I really would like to continue going down this positive path,” said Tharp.
Reed sentenced Tharp to three years at the Indiana Department of Corrections, with the first two years to be served through work release and the final year suspended on probation. The sentence will be served consecutively to a case Tharp has out of Whitley County.