Probation Given to Hard-Working North Judson Man

 A good employment record and a commitment to help his mother with Alzheimers were just a couple of factors in Russell Hendron’s favor when it came to his sentencing hearing in Starke Circuit Court.

Hendron was charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of methamphetamine. Hendron took the stand where he explained that he had held at position at a North Judson business for three decades. He left his long-time employment to care for his mother who moved into his home after being diagnosed with Alzheimers. He said that he’s been working out of his home attempting to make ends meet. He accepted that fact that what he did was wrong and is ready to put this behind him.

The last time he was arrested was 30 years ago for a possession of marijuana charge.

Judge Kim Hall found several mitigating factors, or items in his favor, that he took into consideration when sentencing Hendron. On the charges of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance, he was sentenced to 12 months with all of the time suspended to be served on probation. Hendron was ordered to pay all probation fees and court costs associated with his case.

Judge Hall reserves the right to modify the sentence in the future.