Hammond man pleads guilty to dealing cocaine

2014-02-03T20:15:00Z 2014-02-03T22:14:26Z Hammond man pleads guilty to dealing cocaineBY LU ANN FRANKLIN Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
February 03, 2014 8:15 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | A 28-year-old Hammond man pleaded guilty on Thursday to dealing cocaine, a Class B felony.

Tyrone J. Fisher accepted a plea agreement offered by the Lake County prosecutor’s office. Other felony charges of dealing cocaine, possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance were dropped by prosecutors. So was a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.

The charges stem from an investigation conducted by Hammond Police Department narcotics detectives of incidents involving Fisher between Jan. 29 and Feb. 7, 2013, in an alley in the area of 7521 Catalpa Ave. in Hammond.

A confidential informant worked with undercover officers in the investigation. A search warrant on the property was served and cocaine was found, according to court documents.

Fisher’s trial was to begin Monday in the courtroom of Lake County Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez.

Fisher faces a sentence of 10 to 15 years with any combination of prison time, community service or other options. Vasquez took the plea agreement under advisement and will sentence Fisher on March 12.

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