By Lasca Randels
WARSAW — A Warsaw man received a 20-year prison sentence Monday, May 18.
Taran James Holderman, 27, 421 W. Porter St., Warsaw, appeared in Kosciusko County Circuit Court with his attorney, Jay Rigdon.
Holdeman pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine, a level 2 felony.
On Feb. 6, NET 43 Drug Task Force conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Holderman.
Task force agents provided Holderman with documented task force funds in exchange for 29.1 grams of methamphetamine. The exchange was captured on audio and video.
Holderman’s prior criminal history was pointed out by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Matt Buehler in court today.
When asked by Judge Michael Reed if he had anything to say, Holderman accepted full responsibility for his actions.
“I’m guilty. I did it. I know I did it. I know living an illegal lifestyle is not correct,” Holderman said. “I know the difference between right and wrong. I’m willing to accept my consequences.”
Reed sentenced Holderman to 20 years in prison. Holderman was given 349 days of jail time credit.
This sentence will be served concurrent to a 20-year sentence Holderman received Feb. 28 in Marshall County.
Reed told Holderman a sentence modification may be considered at some point if Holderman remains drug-free and conduct-clear and completes the Recovery While Incarcerated program.