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CIRCUIT COURT: Alleged meth dealers have first hearing

April 23, 2013

Warren Goodman Jr. (left) and Rita Elswick

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair charged with dealing methamphetamine had their first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Warren Goodman Jr., 41, Pierceton, and Rita Elswick, 19, Columbia City, were arrested Thursday and charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of chemicals with intent to ma-nufacture and possession of paraphernalia.

Dealing methamphetam-ine is a Class B felony.

Both individuals pleaded not guilty to the charges and will have public defenders.

Elswick will be represented by Brad Voelz and Goodman by Brad Baber.

Case reports indicate that a confidential informant allegedly exchanged a box of pseudoephedrine with Elswick for a half gram of meth.

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