Denise Dalton, 42, of Knox, received her sentence in the Starke Circuit Court on Thursday for Possession of Methamphetamine, as a Class D Felony. All other charges against her were dismissed, including Manufacturing Methamphetamine as a Class A Felony, Illegal Drug Lab, and Battery.
Dalton was sentenced to 18 months in the Department of Corrections with none of that time suspended. Her time will be served on home detention with electronic monitoring by Community Corrections, and was given 16 days credit for time served.
The other charges against her were dropped because the state found, after further investigation, that the three people involved in the commission of the crime each had varying levels of responsibility for the crime committed. She was charged with Battery because chemicals that had been emptied in the bathroom for disposal harmed an officer on the scene, but it was discovered that she was not the person who disposed of the chemicals.