WARSAW — A Ligonier man received a hefty prison sentence Thursday, Nov. 4, in Kosciusko County Circuit Court.
Moises Flores Navarro, 48, 501 S. Calvin St., Ligonier, pleaded guilty to dealing methamphetamine, a level 2 felony.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, in December 2019, Navarro was involved in three separate controlled purchase incidents with the NET43 Drug Task Force.
In each incident, an informant provided Navarro with documented task force funds in exchange for methamphetamine.
In court Thursday, Judge Michael Reed said the case involved “three sales of significant amounts of methamphetamine.”
“We’re not talking a gram or two,” Reed said. “What you get sentenced for today is not because you’re an addict. It’s because of criminal activity you committed. There are serious consequences for your actions.”
Reed sentenced Navarro to 13 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections and recommended participation in Recovery While Incarcerated.
Navarro was also ordered to pay restitution to NET43 in the amount of $4,450.
Reed added that if Navarro successfully completes RWI and remains drug-free and conduct clear while in prison, the court will consider a possible sentence modification at some point.
Other charges were dismissed pursuant to the plea agreement.