Drug Dealing Dad Sentenced To 16 Years Prison, Probation
By Mike Perleberg
(Aurora, Ind.) – Half of a couple who took their two children to a drug deal has been sentenced to prison time.
Last August, Christopher “Elbow” Anderson, 28, of Dillsboro, and his girlfriend, Katelin Bruce, 22, of Lawrenceburg, were charged and later arrested for allegedly dealing prescription pills to an undercover officer in the Aurora Walmart parking lot. Their children, one of whom was an infant, were with them at the time.
On March 28th, Dearborn Circuit Court Judge James D. Humphrey accepted a negotiated plea agreement in which Anderson pleaded guilty to Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Class B felony). A charge of Neglect of a Dependant was dismissed.
Anderson was handed a 16 year sentence. The first six years will be served in prison, and the next 10 on probation. He was given credit for 418 good time days served in jail before his sentencing. Because he was convicted of a drug crime, Anderson must also pay a $1,000 drug abuse, prosecution, interdiction, and correction fee.
According to the Indiana Department of Corrections website, Anderson’s earliest possible release date is August 29, 2016.
Katelin Bruce’s case is still pending in court.