Porter County Courts
January 7, 2013 5:12PM
Updated: January 7, 2013 11:22PM
Gary man admits selling heroin
A Gary man who charged an extra $20 to deliver heroin to Valparaiso is set to receive an eight-year prison sentence for Class B felony dealing in a narcotic drug.
Jameel Usamah McLaughlin, 35, pleaded to one of the two Class B felonies against him on Monday, and if Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford accepts the plea agreement, McLaughlin won’t receive any probation time when sentenced Feb. 11.
Court records state that McLaughlin sold a gram of heroin to a Porter County Drug Task Force informant for $200 on March 16 at the Family Express on Indiana 130 and 2.5 grams for $355 at the Portage Denny’s.
Morphine for iPhone trade plea
A Plymouth woman who traded her prescription morphine and Oxycontin for an iPhone and $100 on July 19 could serve up to six years in prison.
In a Monday plea to one of the Class B felony dealing in a narcotic drug charges against her, Jessica Jean Jelinek, 24, admitted to selling 18 morphine pills and five Oxycontin in the parking lot of the Valparaiso Steak and Shake on U.S. 30
A Porter County Drug Task Force informant made contact with Jelinek through Facebook when trying to sell his phone, and she suggested trading it for the drugs, court documents state.
She told the informant that she would be late because her mother was filling the prescriptions, and Jelinek’s mother was driving and her daughter was in the back seat when police stopped the vehicle after the deal.
Man pleads to having child porn
A former Center Township man accused of having hundreds of photographs and videos of child pornography -- dating back to 2005 on five computers -- pleaded guilty Monday to Class C felony child exploitation and to one of the seven Class D felony possession of child pornography charges against him.
Ari E. Spector, 47, is set to receive an eight-year sentence on the Class C felony and a three-year sentence on the Class D felony, but the 11 year total will be on probation, minus time served.
Police discovered the pornography through an anonymous tip in April 2011, which included an email account and password that showed his trades and discussion of what appears to be another’s admission of molestation of a child.
Spector is scheduled for a March 11 sentencing, spent eight months in in-patient therapy in prison and may have his probation transferred to Illinois.