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SELF-REPRESENTED: Ward receives 10-year sentence

May 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A LaGrange man who was representing himself in his criminal proceedings received his sentence Monday.

Terrance Ward, 31, was arrested in July of 2012 and charged with five drug-related crimes. Monday, he was sentenced to 10 years, all to serve, at the Indiana Department of Corrections.

On April 2, Ward pleaded guilty to aiding in the manufacturing of meth. The other four counts were dismissed.

Ward was serving as his own legal counsel since January. He had Attorney Scott Lennox appointed by the court as his stand-by counsel, but represented himself in all other matters.

At the sentencing, Ward accepted responsibility for his role in the meth bust last July. He requested that Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer place him in a specific rehabilitation program at the department of corrections.

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