By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Rochester woman received a two-year jail sentence after dealing a gram of methamphetamine.
Lee Anna Marie Seeders, 35, 1420 Main St., Rochester, was charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a level 5 felony. A possession of methamphetamine charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Seeders was sentenced in Kosciusko Circuit Court on Monday, June 8.
On Feb. 14, 2018, Warsaw Drug Task Force made a purchase of one gram of methamphetamine from Seeders.
During court proceedings, Defense Attorney Austin Rovenstine said Seeders has successfully completed the All Things New program and is approved for work release.
“I think probation is appropriate for this,” said Rovenstine. “She’s had to confront many issues during her time at All Things New.”
Seeders thanked Kosciusko Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed for giving her the opportunity to participate in the All Things New program. Reed congratulated Seeders for successfully completing the program.
“I realize the amount of work you put into this,” said Reed. “I’m proud of you. Just keep moving forward.”
For dealing in methamphetamine, Reed sentenced Seeders to three years in the Kosciusko County Jail, with one year of the sentence suspended on probation. Reed said he had no objection to Seeders serving her sentence through the county’s work release program; he also agreed to have Seeders continue a weekend aftercare program at All Things New while serving through work release.
Seeders has 118 days of jail time credit in this case, good time credit as calculated. She must also pay $100 in restitution to the Warsaw Police Department.