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Columbus woman gets 12 years for selling drug


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Tenesha J. Green, 34, of Columbus, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to selling cocaine to an undercover police officer a year ago.

Bartholomew Circuit Judge Stephen Heimann sentenced Green earlier this month, court records show. She pleaded guilty to dealing in cocaine as a Class B felony.

Green was accused of selling $100 worth of cocaine concealed in a gum wrapper to an undercover police officer Nov. 30, 2012.

A police affidavit says she also was driving a car for her friend, Derrick Averitte, 31, of Indianapolis, when police made a separate undercover purchase of cocaine from Averitte in early January this year.

After police searched an apartment that Green shared with Averitte in January, they found a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia, court records said. Averitte was sentenced to 15 years in prison for dealing in cocaine as a Class B felony two months ago.

In Green’s case, Heimann said Green was on probation at the time of her most recent drug arrest and has a criminal history. The judge said Green must pay restitution of $1,100 to the Columbus Police Department and complete a substance abuse evaluation.

A Class B felony under Indiana law is punishable by six to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

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