Knox Man Sentenced on Drug Dealing Charge

Philip Myers

A Knox man was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court on Thursday on a charge of dealing in methamphetamine as a Level 4 Felony. 

Philip Myers, 55, pleaded guilty to the charge in a plea agreement negotiated between Defense Attorney Richard Ballard and the Starke County Prosecutor.  Per the terms of that agreement that Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall accepted, Myers will serve nine years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with no part of the sentence suspended. He may serve the executed portion of the sentence on work release through La Porte County Community Corrections.  However, if he violates work release, he will serve the remainder of his sentence in the Indiana Department of Corrections. 

A mitigating factor in the case is that Myers graduated from the Porter-Starke Services Starke County Jail Addictions Treatment Program in August of last year.  Jail Warden Phill Cherry also submitted a letter for the court’s consideration.