Porter County Courts
June 27, 2012 4:36PM
Updated: June 27, 2012 10:02PM
License for pot not useful in Indiana
A Colorado man with a permit for medical marijuana is looking at up to six years in an Indiana prison for having multiple drugs in his vehicle while driving through Porter County last year.
Clayton J. Wolfson, 22, pleaded guilty to an amended count, Class C felony possession of cocaine, in Porter County Superior Court and is scheduled for an Aug. 13 sentencing with a cap of six years incarceration.
Wolfson was originally charged with two Class A felonies, dealing in cocaine and dealing in methamphetamine, which both carry sentences of up to 20 years in prison. He was also charged with Class B felony dealing in a controlled substance and Class D felony maintaining a common nuisance.
On June 30, a Portage Police officer noticed Wolfson change lanes without signaling then turn into an unused parking lot after pulling out of a gas station, as if trying to avoid police.
He had 83.4 grams of methamphetamine and 53.4 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, as well as marijuana, and his two passengers also had marijuana.
A Colorado medical marijuana card is not legal outside that state.
Parking lot crash means jail time
Not stopping for an accident and being evasive, plus having Xanax on him, will cost a Valparaiso man a year in prison.
Justin Michael Antecki, 20, was sentenced Tuesday in Porter County Superior Court on his pleas to Class D felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor false informing.
He will also serve 31/2 years on probation for a previous burglary conviction when he finishes this sentence.
Antecki hit a car in the parking lot of 6636 U.S. 6 on March 3 and gave police a fake name because he never had a driver’s license, but misdemeanor charges for that and for leaving the scene of an accident were dropped with his plea.
While booking him at Porter County Jail, police found 23 Xanax pills on him.
Time served given, deportation possible
After not showing up for his November 2006 sentencing, a Chicago man was sentenced Monday in Porter County Superior Court for improperly touching a 14-year-old girl at Splash Down Dunes in July 2005.
Florencio Gutierrez, 30, received a sentence of the time he served since being caught April 25 and while waiting for bond before, but he was then turned over to federal immigration authorities.
Gutierrez faced up to eight years in prison on the original charges of Class C felony sexual misconduct with a minor and misdemeanor public intoxication but pleaded guilty to Class D felony sexual misconduct with a minor in 2006.
He had a blood alcohol level of .10 percent when he twice touched the girl at the now-defunct water park.