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COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man convicted for using drugs at a local bar in Columbia City received the maximum prison sentence Monday.
Chadwick L. Sweet, 36, was sentenced to three years to the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC), for maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.
Sweet was ordered by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer to serve the entire time behind bars.
The maximum sentence for a Class D felony is three years.
Sweet was originally arrested in April, when he was caught using drugs in the restroom at Duffâ€™s in Columbia City.
Sweet initially charged with dealing a schedule II controlled substance, a Class B felony.
His attorney, Brad Voelz, said a resolution to the case was quickly made once Sweet felt he was charged correctly.
â€śThere was no evidence of dealing,â€ť he said. â€śThe compromise negotiation was to agree to pleading (guilty) to maintaining a common nuisance.â€ť
Witnesses said they saw Sweet and another man in the menâ€™s restroom at Duffâ€™s.
The two were allegedly snorting a powdery substance off of a toilet tank.
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