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Prison for Meth Dealer

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte woman was sentenced today on drug-related allegations.


Julie West, 42, was given a four-year prison sentence in La Porte Circuit Court for Dealing in Methamphetamine. She must also serve two years on probation after her release on the level 4 felony.


According to court documents, West was caught twice selling methamphetamine for $100 on two separate occasions in October 2019. West and her customers arranged the deals in talks on Facebook Messenger and text messages.


Since 2018, West has had prior convictions related to methamphetamine and possibly other drugs along with unlawful possession of a syringe. 


West pleaded guilty before today’s sentencing by Judge Tom Alevizos.

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