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Man gets 12 years for drugs


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A 22-year-old Columbus man who sold 10 tinfoil packets of heroin to an undercover policeman in March for an average of $24 each has been sentenced to 12½ years in prison.

Logan Cutsinger, who listed his address as 5234 Vine St., pleaded guilty to a Class B felony charge of dealing in a controlled substance in early November. He was sentenced by Bartholomew Circuit Judge Stephen Heimann two days after Christmas.

A police affidavit filed in the court record says Cutsinger sold an undercover narcotics investigator three small packets of heroin for a total of $75 in a grocery store parking lot on March 1. And Cutsinger allegedly followed that up with the sale of seven heroin packets hidden inside a cigarette pack to the same policeman three days later

In the March 4 incident, the undercover officer said he gave Cutsinger $165 during a brief meeting at Fourth and Washington streets and then met Cutsinger less than two hours later in a supermarket parking lot to get the drugs.

Court records also show that Cutsinger admitted violating terms of an earlier probation handed down in connection with a 2011 receiving stolen property case in Circuit Court.

The records show Cutsinger didn’t comply with a counseling program, used morphine and codeine in May 2013 and refused to submit to a drug screening test in June.

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

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