Walker receives six-year sentence in drug case

A heroin dealer who was tracked down after a suspected fatal overdose has been sentenced to prison.

Heather L. Walker, 35, of 918 Lafayette Ave., has received a six-year sentence from Bartholomew Superior Court 1 Judge Jim Worton.

Heather Walker
Heather Walker

The first four years will be spent in a state prison, while the remainder of the sentence will be served on probation, the judge ordered.

Worton indicated his willingness to further reduce the sentence if Walker successfully completes a lengthy and intensive drug-treatment program while in prison.

Details of the case against Walker were contained in a probable-cause affidavit filed May 8 by an undercover detective with the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team.

The investigation began when a 30-year-old father of four was found dead in his Columbus home April 21. The detective suspected heroin after recalling the victim was revived after an overdose last year, the affidavit stated.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.