GUILTY PLEA: Hartman admits to drug crimes

COLUMBIA CITY — A week after her accomplice admitted guilt, a Columbia City woman acknowledged her role in an attempted drug deal in June.Savannah Hartman, 20, pleaded guilty to dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance, which is a Class B felony. In a soft voice, Hartman admitted she aided or caused Krystal Thornsbearry to arrange a drug deal for 35 pills of oxycodone. Thornsbearry pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court last week. As part of a plea agreement, Hartman will receive a suspended sentence for two drug charges she is facing in Superior Court, which are possession of a legend drug and possession of a synthetic cannabinoid. To read the rest of this story, see the August 2 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.