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Women sentenced on 1998 charges

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Judge Matthew Headley recently sentenced two Indianapolis women who eluded capture since failing to appear in Putnam County Circuit Court in early 1999 to prison time.

Dana Michelle Trojan, 40, and Lori Bartley, 44, were both arrested in September 1998 and charged with Class B felony dealing in cocaine, Class D felony possession of cocaine and Class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

Trojan and Bartley were both set to be sentenced on Jan. 27, 1999. They both failed to appear, and warrants for their arrests were issued.

The pair were apprehended in November, and appeared in court on Nov. 17, where they were ordered held without bond.

At their sentencing, both women pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine charges. Headley sentenced them to three years each, with one year executed at the Indiana Department of Corrections, one year executed on home detention and the balance suspended.

The charges against Trojan and Bartley stem from an incident in which a confidential informant told police the women came into Greencastle on weekends to sell crack cocaine.

The informant made drug buys while under officer surveillance, and officers found drugs, guns and paraphernalia.

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Glad to see the wheels of justice working. They both deserve much worse than what they got. I understand the Bartley woman left 4 children behind to deal her drugs. Hnag them both

-- Posted by Cubby on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 5:23 PM

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