By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Warsaw man will serve seven years in prison after dealing methamphetamine to an undercover officer.
Marcus Brent Lemaster, 49, 4963 W. Island Lane, Warsaw, was charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a level 4 felony. A meth possession charge and an additional drug dealing case were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Lemaster was sentenced in Kosciusko Circuit Court on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Sometime in September 2020, a NET43 informant said they had agreed to purchase methamphetamine from Lemaster at a local store. The informant used NET43 documented funds to purchase more than three grams of methamphetamine from Lemaster.
A second incident also occurred in September 2020 when the informant purchased methamphetamine from Lemaster at a local store. The informant used NET43 documented funds to purchase more than seven grams of methamphetamine from Lemaster.
During court proceedings, Lemaster said that upon his release, he wants to continue to keep himself away from drugs and get the help he needs to do so.
“He wants to get this behind him and move on,” said Defense Attorney Scott Reust.
For dealing in methamphetamine, Kosciusko Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed sentenced Lemaster to seven years in prison. He has 103 days of jail time credit in the case, with good time credit as calculated.
Judge Reed also recommended Lemaster complete the Recovery While Incarcerated program as part of his sentence.