TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Vigo County Commissioner David Decker has agreed to plead guiltyto a federal drug charge. The plea agreement was entered into the federalcourt system Wednesday morning.
Decker is charged with distribution of a substance that hasmethamphetamine in it, which is a felony. According to courtdocuments, Decker distributed a little more than three grams.
A large federal drug bust back in December prompted theinvestigation into Decker. Twenty were arrested during that bust.Wiretaps in that investigation led the feds to Decker.
"We learned about other people involved in the drug traffickingorganization. David Decker was one of those people. We were able todocument through informant testimony and cellular telephone recordsthat he'd participated in a drug delivery on November 8," AssistantU.S. Attorney Brad Blackington said.
This case was investigated by the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, and Firearms, Vigo County Drug Task Force, the VincennesPolice Department and Indiana State Police.
Officials said the deal went down in November 2008, less than aweek after his re-election to the county office.
The agreement calls for Decker to serve 10 months in prison andhe will have to resign his position as a county commissioner. Theplea still needs to be signed off on by a judge. The court has theoption to accept of reject the agreement.
There will be a hearing in federal court Thursday morning.
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