Brian Sutton Sentenced on Drug Charge

A South Bend man will spend the next six months on probation after pleading guilty in Starke Circuit Court to a charge of possession of a narcotic as a Level 6 Felony.

Brian Sutton, 39, admitted to Judge Kim Hall that he was in possession of 0.4 grams of heroin during a traffic stop on 200 S. in Knox on January 3 of this year.

He also told Judge Hall that he is been in addiction treatment and relapse prevention treatment since June 5.  He’s been drug tested several times and has passed all of the tests.  He said he’s ready to live a life of sobriety.

In the negotiated plea agreement between Starke County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Micah Cox and Defense Attorney Timothy Lemon, Sutton was ordered pay a $250 drug interdiction fee and court costs.