Walkerton Woman Sentenced to Ten Years in DOC

Courtney Owens
Courtney Owens

A Walkerton woman was sentenced in Marshall Superior Court after admitting to possessing heroin in her apartment located in Culver.

She pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of heroin within 1,000 feet of a housing complex. She was sentenced by Judge Robert O. Bowen to ten years in the Indiana Department of Corrections on that charge. Owens was additionally sentenced to a year-and-a-half in prison on a charge of neglect of a dependent in an unrelated case. The sentences will run concurrently, or at the same time, and she was ordered to undergo intensive drug treatment in the purposeful incarceration program.

The first incident occurred on February 15, 2013 when police were called to the Country Place Apartments in Plymouth on a trespassing call. Owens was in the apartment where methamphetamine was being produced. Her two children were also inside the apartment at the time. Owens was one of ten people arrested in that incident.

In the second incident, Culver police arrived at her home in March of this year looking for a suspected car thief. A search warrant was granted and police found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of heroin and methamphetamine inside the apartment.