A man who admitted to having a lengthy drug abuse problem was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning.
Aaron Brewer, 23, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of Possession of a Narcotic Drug (Heroin) as a Class D felony. He was incarcerated on May 27 of this year after he violated the terms of home detention by abusing heroin. A charge of Residential Entry from another case was dismissed.
Judge Kim Hall sentenced Brewer to the maximum allowable sentence on a Class D felony which is three years with no part of that sentence suspended. Since Brewer is a poly-substance abuser, which includes methamphetamine, he will be recommended to participate in the CLIFF or GRIP program for drug rehabilitation. He was also ordered to complete his GED while in prison.
While Judge Hall was discussing Brewer’s problem with substance abuse since the age of 14, Brewer stated that he did attend classes at Porter-Starke Services and he did well for a while until the influence of drugs took over. Judge Hall remarked that Brewer’s father served a 17-year prison sentence for drugs and it appears that Brewer is following in his father’s footsteps. Brewer agreed with the judge’s statement.
If Brewer does not complete any drug rehabilitation, he cannot petition the court for a modification of his sentence.