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April 30, 2014

Logansport businessman sentenced to in-home detention over drug charges

Logansport businessman sentenced to in-home detention over drug charges

A Logansport businessman, candidate for state representative and former city councilman was sentenced to in-home detention after accepting a plea agreement in a case in which he was brought up on drug charges.

Kerry Worthington, 53, Logansport, was arrested in September 2012 at the bar he owned, Worly’s Inn on South Third Street in Logansport, where he was alleged to have sold cocaine to a confidential informant.

Per a plea agreement, Worthington pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine/methamphetamine or Schedule I or II narcotic drug; while charges of dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug, possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish and possession of paraphernalia were dismissed.

Worthington was sentenced in Cass County Superior Court II Tuesday to one year of in-home detention, 180 days probation and fees totaling more than $600.

”We felt based on the evidence and Mr. Worthington’s lack of criminal history that this was a fair resolution to the matter,” said Cass County Deputy Prosecutor Ian O’Keefe.

Worthington’s attorney, Matthew Barrett, called the resolution “an appropriate plea agreement under the circumstances.”

”Mr. Worthington has taken responsibility for what happened by entering into the plea agreement,” Barrett said, adding the charge Worthington pleaded guilty to “involved a very small amount of cocaine found on a straw” in the back of Worthington’s former bar. “He’s putting the matter behind him and moving on.”

Worthington will be permitted to work during his sentence, which he said he plans to do through his business, Worly’s Asphalt Sealing. He said he has already started receiving calls for jobs this summer.

”The people in Logansport have been more than supportive,” Worthington said.

He added the pending outcome of the case forced his bar to close and loan payments to cease until it was ultimately repossessed. The felony conviction prevents him from running for public office again in Indiana.

”I don’t know whose they were,” he said of the cocaine-containing straws found at his bar more than a year and a half ago, “but I’m responsible. It was my bar. I just want to get it behind me and get on with my life.”

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