Thalman receives four-year sentence for drug crimes

COLUMBIA CITY — A Churubusco teenager pleaded guilty Monday and received a four-year sentence for several drug-related crimes.Timothy L.K. Thalman, Jr.., 19, pleaded guilty to possession of two or more precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.Judge James Heuer gave him a two-year sentence for the first charge, and a one-year sentence for each of the last two, all consecutive.Two of those four years will be served at the Whitley County Jail, and the other two will be suspended.Thalman’s attorney, Brad Baber, asked that his client be placed on work release as soon as possible.To read the rest of this story, see the December 7-8 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.