GUILTY PLEA: Raber admits meth dealing
COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man pleaded guilty to charges of dealing methamphetamine and will be sentenced at a later date.Michael Raber, 27, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to two counts of dealing methamphetamine. Both are Class B felonies.Raber was arrested in January for dealing meth at the Budget Inn. Raber and his girlfriend sold hypodermic needles and a white powdery substance to an undercover officer.Four other counts against Raber were dismissed. He will be sentenced on April 15.Ben Greer was also in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. Greer pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine between April 14, 2012 and Nov. 16, 2012.The sentence range is between six and 20 years. Five other charges against Greer were dismissed as part of a plea arrangement.Greer’s house was searched on Nov. 15, along with his brother, Andrew. The pair were arrested on that date. Evidence was found in the pole barn of the pair having an active meth lab. Andrew Greer pleaded guilty on Feb. 11.