10-year sentence given to Lafayette woman found guilty of drug charges

A Lafayette woman found with drugs and paraphernalia in her apartment was sentenced Monday morning.

Posted: Nov. 27, 2017 4:05 PM
Updated: Nov. 27, 2017 4:21 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette woman found with drugs and paraphernalia in her apartment was sentenced Monday morning.

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Court documents say that on April 26 at around 11 a.m. police investigated a home on South 29th Street in Lafayette on a tip of possible drug dealing activity.

At the home, officers met with the lease-holder, 34-year-old Jennifer Johnson, and conducted a search of the apartment turning up fentanyl, methamphetamine, and paraphernalia as well as what appeared to be drug ledger books.

A subsequent search of her boyfriend, 30-year-old Teddy Shoffner turned up paraphernalia and several hundred dollars in cash. More drug paraphernalia including syringes and scales were found in Shoffner’s truck.

Johnson explained to police that Shoffner had been living with her and using her apartment as a base of operations for dealing.

In October, Johnson pled guilty to charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotic, and maintaining a common nuisance.

Johnson was sentenced on Monday to six years with the Indiana Department of Correction and four years on supervised probation. She will take part in DOC’s Purposeful Incarceration program which would allow a sentence adjustment upon successful completion of substance abuse treatment.

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