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COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man was involved in a prescription drug deal last summer received an eight-year sentence to the Whitley County Jail Monday.
Frank O. Hibbs, 61, pleaded guilty in February to one charge of dealing a Schedule I, II or III controlled-substance. He will serve six years of his sentence incarcerated, with the other two years of the sentence suspended.
Hibbsâ€™ attorney, Al Anzini, said mitigating circumstances in favor of his client included his age and minimal criminal history.
Anzini also told the court Hibbs was put in a position where his wife had all of Hibbsâ€™ disability money placed in her account. According to Anzini, this was part of the reason Hibbs made a prescription drug deal.
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