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Homeless drug seller gets 6 months

A homeless man that sold 15 Vicodin pills to a Porter County Drug Task Force informant received a six-month sentence on Tuesday.

Matthew Allen Klapkowski, 37, pleaded to Class D felony possession of a controlled substance, down from a Class B felony dealing charge that could have gotten him up to 20 years in prison.

Klapkowski sold the drugs in June 2011, and his sentence will be consecutive to one he’s already serving.

Portage

Computer store burglar sentenced

A Lake Station man pleaded guilty to a 2006 burglary of a Portage computer store on Tuesday.

David James Dishno Jr., 31, faces two years in prison at an April 23 hearing for his plea to Class C felony burglary.

He will be able to argue for home detention in his sentence, and a four-year probation period will follow the two-year sentence.

Dishno threw something through the window of Hackers Computer Solutions in June 2006 and took $500 in parts.

Police matched DNA from blood on the blinds to the state’s database March 14, 2012.

Six years for using heroin in hotel

The male half of a couple that used Portage motel rooms for heroin use has been sentenced to six years in prison

Carl David Pancer Jr., 30, was convicted Tuesday of Class B felony possession of a narcotic drug, based on a plea agreement.

Pancer will spend his sentence in the Westville therapeutic community and also serve two years of probation

Amy Garenski, 30, received a four-year sentence on Feb. 15 for a plea to C felony possession of a narcotic drug.

The management of the U.S. 20 motel called police in December 2011 when they recognized Pancer and Garenski as people who left dirty needles in a motel room before.

The two had 24 packets of heroin they bought in Chicago for $220, and they’d also used cocaine in the motel room,.



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