TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A 28-year-old man has been convicted of 16 drug-related felonies and a misdemeanor.
According to court documents, in September of 2011 Chris McCaster and Nina Ricketts were pulled over on U.S. 52 and County Road 400. The Lafayette police officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana, got a warrant, and searched the car with the help of two police dogs. The dogs found crack, heroin, marijuana and ecstasy pills.
On Thursday, McCaster was found guilty of a number of felonies, including dealing cocaine and heroin to an undercover officer. McCaster could have an enhanced sentence if a judge determines he's a habitual offender. Prosecutor Pat Harrington said McCaster faces 50 to 80 years in prison.
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