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IN COURT: Goodman receives 10-year sentence

July 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for dealing methamphetamine Monday.

Warren Goodman Jr., 41, was arrested in April and charged with four drug-related crimes. He pleaded guilty in June to dealing methamphetamine and, as part of a plea agreement, the other charges were dismissed.

Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer gave Goodman a 10-year sentence, with eight years to serve and the rest to be spent on probation. Goodman will be incarcerated at the Indiana Department of Corrections, at his request.

“Mr. Goodman wants to be at DOC because of the programs offered there,” said defense attorney Brad Baber.

Baber said Goodman obtained his GED while behind bars in 2012. After that, though, his client returned to his former life.

“He continued to see his old friends,” Baber said.

In his statement, Goodman only spoke two quiet words with his head bowed.

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