Dusten Clary Sentenced on Drug Possession Charges

Dusten Clary

A North Judson man was sentenced this week after pleading guilty in a plea agreement negotiated between his attorney, Richard Ballard, and the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.

Dusten Clary, 36, admitted to Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall that he possessed methamphetamine when officers searched his car during a traffic stop on Dec. 28. 2018.

He said he was operating his vehicle in North Judson at the time with a suspended license.  During another traffic stop in North Judson on Sept. 4, 2019, Clary admitted that he was pulled over for speeding and had methamphetamine in his pants pocket when searched by police.

Clary pleaded guilty to two Level 6 Felony charges of possession of methamphetamine in those two separate cases.  He will serve 12 months in the Starke County Justice Center on each charge with no time suspended.  Both sentences will be served consecutively.  He was credited with 253 actual days of good time.  He may petition the court to modify the sentence at any time.