Drug dealer avoids prison, gets mental health treatment

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A confessed drug dealer who fled his residence while on home detention has been sentenced.

While Roy D. Randall, 23, of 713 Reed St. received a five-year sentence from Bartholomew Superior Court 1 Judge Jim Worton, the first-time offender will not be sent to prison.

Instead, Randall will serve the first three years in a strict local community corrections program that will enable him to undergo a mental health evaluation and subsequent treatment at Centerstone Behavioral Mental Health Center.

Please read Saturday’s edition of The Republic for more details.