Nathan VanDerAa to be Sentenced Friday

Nathan VanDerAa

Nathan VanDerAa, of Star City, is expected to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in South Bend on Friday, March 23rd.

He was arrested on two separate occasions in 2011 on various drug charges and police found that he illegally possessed firearms. The Pulaski County Prosecutor filed charges but the ATF took over the investigation. On July 14th, 2011, a Federal Grand Jury in South Bend indicted VanDerAa with two counts of Unlawful User of Controlled Substances in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition and one count of Manufacture of a Controlled Substance.

VanDerAa will be sentenced on a felony charge of being an Unlawful User of a Controlled Substance in Possession of a Firearm. A charge of Manufacture of a Controlled Substance was dropped as part of his plea agreement.