TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Christopher McCaster, 28, could spend the next 70 years in prison for dealing cocaine and heroin.
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said McCaster faced 50 to 80 years in prison after McCaster was convicted last month on 17 drug-related charges. McCaster sold drugs to undercover officers on multiple occasions in Sept. 2011.
McCaster was sentenced Friday to 40 years for those charges and then the court added 30 years onto the sentence finding him both a habitual offender and a habitual substance offender.
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