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Knox Woman to Spend 30 Months in DOC

  A Knox woman is going to prison after a sentencing hearing yesterday morning.

Tiffany Witham, 32, admitted to a probation violation and to a charge of possession of a controlled substance as a Class D felony.

She was arrested in February after a traffic stop in North Judson where she was in possession of a controlled substance without a doctor’s prescription. Probation officer Annette Warkentien testified during the hearing stating that Witham lacked cooperation with the department. While Witham admitted that she had a drug problem, she would not follow through with treatment programs.

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Defendant’s Alleged Probation Violation Prompts Bond Revocation

Starke County Courthouse

Starke County Courthouse

Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall revoked a bond for a defendant during an initial hearing Wednesday afternoon.

Tiffany Witham pleaded not guilty to charges of Possession of a Syringe and Possession of a Controlled Substance as Class D felonies.

During her initial hearing, it was learned that she allegedly violated probation. She told Judge Hall that she attempted to go obtain treatment as outlined in her probation but she hadn’t found the right rehab program. She was then arrested on these new charges.

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Five Sentenced in Starke Circuit Court

 Five offenders were sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning after pleading guilty to charges in individual plea agreements with the State.

Chase Miller pleaded guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance as a Class D felony. Judge Hall sentenced Miller to 13 months in the Indiana Department of Corrections with that entire sentence suspended to be served on probation. If he successfully completes a drug rehabilitation program as determined by the probation department, he may petition the court for misdemeanor treatment of the charge. The State may object to that request.

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