Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to 55 Years

Steve L. Smith, 44, of New Albany, was sentenced to 55 years incarceration with the Indiana Department of Correction on May 28 in Floyd Circuit Court.

At the conclusion of a trial held in February, a jury delivered verdicts finding Smith guilty on all charges: Count 1, Dealing in Cocaine as a Class A felony; Count 2, Possession of Cocaine as a Class B felony; and Count 3, finding that the defendant was a Habitual Offender.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Steven Owen handled the case on behalf of the State of Indiana. During the sentencing hearing, Owen presented evidence alleging the aggravating circumstances of Smith’s prior criminal history and the defendant’s active probation status during the commission of these convictions.

The Court sentenced Smith to five years for violating the terms of his probation, which is the full term of his suspended sentence in that previous conviction; the Court sentenced Smith to 20 years on the Class A felony, which was enhanced by an additional 30 years pursuant to the Habitual Offender statute; the Court merged the conviction in Count 2 into the conviction and sentence in Count 1 of the same case. In total, the Court administered a sentence of 55 years.

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