Meth Dealer sentenced to 50 years

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Billy Joe Conn, Jr., 35, of Harrison, Ohio was sentenced August 1, 2019. Conn Jr. was convicted by a Dearborn County jury on July 3rd. Conn Jr.’scharges stemmed from his vehicle being stopped on I-74 with over 1 pound of methamphetamine in August of 2018. Based on Conn Jr.’s prior criminalhistory which consisted of fourteen prior felony convictions and the nature of this offense, he was sentenced to 50 years in the IndianaDepartment of Corrections.Conn, Jr. was convicted by a jury of Dealing in Methamphetamine and found to be a Habitual Offender, a Sentencing Enhancement after a three-day jury trial. Conn, Jr. had faced a maximum sentence of up to 50 years.In sentencing Conn, Jr., Judge James D. Humphrey of Dearborn Circuit Court noted that Conn, Jr. had an extensive criminal history including fourteenprior felony convictions and ten prior misdemeanor convictions in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, including spending time in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on unrelated charges of Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs and Drug Trafficking. Conn, Jr. was also on felonyprobation at the time he committed this offense.Prosecutor Deddens stated, “thanks to the work of the Indiana State Police, and specifically Troopers James Wells and Jordan Craig, Billy Joe Conn, Jr.was stopped while in possession of over one pound of crystal methamphetamine before he had a chance to spread his wares in any of our communities here in the Tri-State.”last_img

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