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Pill Deal Near High School Brings 28 Year Punishment

Posted On September 04, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

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Agnes Ande
Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A St. Leon area woman who dealt drugs near a school will be spending the next couple decades in prison.

On Tuesday, Agnes E. Ande pleaded guilty to Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance within 1,000 Feet of a School, a Class A felony punishable by 20 to 50 years.

Dearborn Superior Court I Judge Jon Cleary sentenced Ande to 28 years. Twenty-five years will be served in prison while the remaining three years were suspended to probation upon her release. She was given credit for 604 good time days served in jail since her arrest and prior to sentencing.

Ande, 46, had allegedly dealt 10 Oxycodone pills for $200 to an Indiana State Police confidential informant at Ande’s home on August 29, 2012. The residence on the 8500 block of State Road 46 is located within 1,000 feet of East Central High School, which investigators said was in session at the time of the drug deal.

10 comments
tasharoxit
tasharoxit

I was in jail with this woman.. she can barely read or write.. sold the pills for a 3rd party to get a few bucks to buy cigarettes.. not at all condoning her actions but 28 yrs?? She would spend hours on the phone crying to the 3rd party to bring her money for phone cards and food.. she used to do prayer circles with some of the heroin addicts that were in there.. big heart.. bad mistake.. ridiculous sentence. . So sad. I'll be adding her to my prayer list..

MatthewHayden
MatthewHayden

Fitch Denny ring a bell? Why no rehab... I don't want to pay for her ass the next 25 years. Make her get a job as punishment. I for one am tired of sinking endless tax dollars into this garbage system. This person is completely capable of getting a Job. So make her work a job. Jail should be the last and final option. If that means our current courts system needs to step there game up and offer more fundamental services to repeat offenders..well.. so be it. I for 1 know exactly how the processing of Dearborn County works. It's all about money.  If they shake you down for enough money.. Nothing ever happens. Swept under the rug.

CarolBoyles
CarolBoyles

I guess her family didn't have the money to buy her way out of it. If you are from a prominent family or have money you get to walk away from it here. I understand that she did wrong but really does the punishment fit the crime?

ladyrider06
ladyrider06

Insane...the punishment does not fit the crime. In no way do I condone what she did but 28 yrs for GOD sakes that just does not add up. 

VeggieJeff
VeggieJeff

Wow. Im all for getting these people, but 28 Years. She must have had allot of prior convictions.

jetboatingirl
jetboatingirl

So if this lady got 28 yrs for selling within a 1000 feet of a school,  then the lady and son duo in Lawrenceburg that was recently arrested should get life for selling directly to the kids at the School.  I do believe the article said herion and pills to top it off. 

alec_Notonemore
alec_Notonemore

yea the craziest thing is some child molesters and people with sexual crimes is only a C felony in the state and dealing drugs is classified as an  " A " and punishable up to 4-6 times longer? makes sense

smartjw
smartjw

Poor women gets more time behind bars then the idiots who steal thousands of dollars from employers and the county! I guess you can buy your way out if you know the local judges!

CarolBoyles
CarolBoyles

@tasharoxit  I will pray that she gets shock probation which would release her much earlier than her sentence. If I can get her address I will write to her

CarolBoyles
CarolBoyles

That is exactly what came to my mind when I read the article. Guess they pick and choose for rehab too@MatthewHayden