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COURT RULING: Bradley given 10-years for meth charges

February 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Garrett man arrested in a traffic stop on Ind. 205 last year with an active meth lab in the vehicle learned the length of his incarceration Monday.

Mitchell M. Bradley, 38, was sentenced to the Whitley County Jail for 10 years, with eight years to serve and the balance suspended, for manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.

Monday, Judge James Heuer said Bradley would be evaluated to see if he could get on with the county’s work release facility or another program offered through community corrections. If not, he would consider modifying Bradley’s sentence to the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Columbia City Police Department Captain Tony Hively uncovered the active meth lab when he pulled over a Jeep Cherokee being driven by Bradley and Braidon M. Hall.

Hively made a traffic stop on the vehicle Bradley and Hall were driving in the early morning in June. He uncovered an active meth lab cooking in one soda bottle, and the process beginning in a second.

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