Porter County Courts
May 18, 2012 4:50PM
Updated: May 19, 2012 12:02AM
Man pleads guilty to having heroin
A Valparaiso man accused of dealing in heroin has pleaded down to an offense that will mean a year in prison and two years on probation.
Dustin R. Agent, 30, had been charged with Class B felony dealing in a narcotic, but on Friday in Porter County Superior Court he pleaded to Class D felony possession of a narcotic drug, heroin, and he faces a July 13 sentencing.
Agent allegedly directed the sale of five small plastic bags of heroin for $100 on Aug. 4, sending someone else to complete the deal he made on the phone.
Agent will also have to spend six months of his probation in Respite House, a halfway house, if Porter County Judge William Alexa accepts the deal
Jail time for driving on revoked license
A Porter County man will spend a year in home detention for driving his Harley-Davidson motorcycle after having had his license revoked for life.
Eric J. Smith, 44, will also spend two years on probation after that for his plea in Porter County Superior Court to the Class D felony of being a habitual traffic offender.
Police pulled Smith over near his home on U.S. 6 because he had no taillight. He had faced up to eight years in prison on the Class C felony of operating while being a habitual traffic violator and Class D felony possession of a controlled substance, which was hydrocodone police found in his pocket.