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Gayheart Sentenced to 20 Years on Drug Charges

  A Starke County man was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Monday morning on several drug charges.

Corbin Gayheart pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to three charges in two separate cases. Judge Kim Hall accepted the plea agreement and sentenced Gayheart per the terms of that agreement.

Gayheart will serve 10 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with two years suspended on a charge of possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public park as a Class B felony. He was given an 18-month sentence with no part of the sentence suspended on a charge of possession of precursors or chemical reagents with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine as a Class D felony. Those sentences will run concurrently, or at the same time.

In another case, Gayheart was sentenced to 10 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with two years suspended on the charge of dealing in a controlled substance as a Class B felony. This sentence will run consecutively to the sentence in the other case. The suspended time in his sentences will be served on probation.

If he participates in and successfully completes drug rehabilitation treatment in a therapeutic community while incarcerated, he may petition the court for a modification of his sentence.

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