Following his jury trial conviction of Dealing in Methamphetamine as a Class B felony, Robert Singleton, Jr. received his sentence in the Starke Circuit Court this week to the tune of 10 years in the Department of Corrections. Singleton was convicted in February of manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of two young children after a jury returned a guilty verdict following a three-and-a-half-hour deliberation.
The jury found Singleton guilty of Dealing in Methamphetamine as a Class B felony, and Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance as Class D felonies. However, the possession charges were merged into count one – Dealing in Methamphetamine – and he was sentenced to serve 10 years for that merged count. Meanwhile, the court sentenced him to 18 months for the conviction of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
The trial lasted two days, and the state called four witnesses to the stand including three individuals with the Indiana State Police and Detective Robert Olejniczak with the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. The defense called three witnesses, including a representative with the Department of Child Services and two co-defendants in the case who were arrested alongside Singleton.
The sentences will run concurrently in the Department of Corrections for a total of ten years.