From Decatur County Prosecutor Nathan Harter
Jaron Markland has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nine years by Judge Matthew Bailey in the Decatur Superior Court for Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, a Level 3 Felony. All nine years will be served executed at the Indiana Department of Correction.
Markland also had his probation revoked in two separate causes based on this new offense. He will serve additional jail time in those cause numbers.
Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter represented the State in this case. “The investigation into this case points toward a network of addicts whose habits Jaron Markland helped to feed. Searching his phone pursuant to a search warrant provided us with a treasure trove of information.”
Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter wants to recognize law enforcement personnel for their hard work on this case, specifically lead investigator on the case Assistant Chief Meyer and Detective Mark Naylor, as well as partners in Fayette County who helped organize and execute the initial raid.
Said Harter, “I hope Mr. Markland and other drug dealers in Decatur County are beginning to learn the lesson that we are tired of them peddling poison into our community, to our friends, neighbors, and children. We will continue to work diligently to catch them and send them to prison where they can reflect on the harm they cause.”