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A convicted meth dealer who walked out of hospital will spend years in prison

Travis Nichols 2018

Travis Nichols was sentenced today to 17 years behind bars and one year on supervised probation

Posted: Feb. 2, 2018 5:05 PM
Updated: Feb. 2, 2018 5:07 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Travis Nichols was sentenced today to 17 years behind bars and one year on supervised probation.

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He was convicted of conspiracy to deal meth, dealing meth and possession of meth in early December.

As we previously reported, he had a medical emergency in jail and was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital on December 12th.

Related: Details still murky on meth dealer's escape

Nichols was able to walk out of an Indianapolis hospital in December. Superior Court Judge Randy Williams approved an unsupervised medical release after Nichols had a medical emergency in jail.

He was supposed to return on his own recognizance. Instead, he allegedly left the hospital on his own once he was well enough.

Related: Escaped meth dealer back in custody

He was located and arrested in Gary on January 10th.

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