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GUILTY: Lemmon admits to dealing, manufacturing Monday

April 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man pleaded guilty to two methamphetamine charges in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Joshua Lemmon, 35, admitted his guilt in dealing methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine, both Class B felonies.

As part of a plea arrangement, Lemmon had four other counts against him dismissed. A contingency in his plea agreement is that he will not have an executed sentence of greater than 14 years. The sentencing range is six to 20 yeas.

Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said he could sentence Lemmon to 20 years and suspend six of them as the maximum sentence, keeping with the plea arrangement.

Lemmon will be sentenced Monday, April 29. Lemmon was arrested in December when an informant for the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department purchased meth in exchange for four blister packets of pseudoephedrine.

A separate informant purchased the substance from Lemmon and two other suspects for $40.

One of the other individuals arrested with Lemmon, Stephanie Damron, has a pretrial court date Monday, April 15.

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