Cheryl Paschen made an appearance in the Starke Circuit Court Thursday for her plea and sentencing hearing. She had previously posted bond and was on home detention for three months, but on October 20th, she was removed from monitoring and has been staying with her parents.
Chief Deputy Prosecutor Mary Ryan told Judge Kim Hall that she would need written approval for Community Corrections confirming Paschen is eligible for home detention as part of the plea agreement. In addition, the state will need to check and ensure that warrant issues in LaPorte County and Florida will not interfere with the defendant’s ability to successfully complete the agreement.
The matter was continued until January 26th at 10:00 a.m.
Paschen is charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B Felony, along with other charges in relation to an incident that occurred Friday, April 15th, when police found three active methamphetamine labs run by individuals at the Holloway Motel.