Man admits knowing of drugs at home
Post-Tribune staff report April 9, 2013 3:58PM
Updated: May 15, 2013 6:16AM
A Hammond man was sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to a felony charge of maintaining a common nuisance.
Antonio Andrade, 41, admitted he was aware that controlled substances, specifically marijuana, were being used in his home between Aug. 1, 2010, and May 30, 2011, in the 6700 block of Arkansas Street in Hammond. Andrade admitted he did nothing to stop the drug use on his property.
The plea called for a sentence time served. Andrade spent 22 days in Lake County Jail and was given credit for good behavior. Under the terms of the plea agreement, the charge will remain a felony on Andrade’s record.
Prosecutors dismissed two criminal gang recruitment charges, punishable by two to eight years, and criminal gang activity, which is punishable by six months to three years.
Andrade’s son, Alex, unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for Hammond mayor in the May 2011 primary.