(WASHINGTON) - Former Washington Police Officer 39-year-old Harley D. Hagemeier, was sentenced last week in Daviess County Superior Court to 10 years executed in the Indiana Department of Corrections.
Hagemeier, of Washington, pleaded guilty on Nov. 15 to dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of chemical reagents with intent to manufacture, maintaining a common nuisance, two counts of domestic battery, possession of paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Daviess County Prosecutor Dan Murrie says the sentence handed down by the judge reflects the seriousness of the offense and took into account that the defendant was a former police officer who should have known better than to get involved with methamphetamine.
Criminal charges were filed against Hagemeier on Sept. 17, 2010, after precursors were found at his home on Sugarland Road, in his truck and in a trailer he used on State Street.
The situation came to the attention of law enforcement when Hagemeier's wife, Andrea, left him and he became aggressive at Griffith Elementary School and New Hope Christian Church while looking for his children. He was arrested at that time and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
According to a probable cause affidavit in the case, after Hagemeier was taken to the Daviess County Security Center, Andrea informed deputies there might be drugs in their home.
She gave police permission to search their home. She also told investigators she'd found a powder substance and a glass pipe in her husband's clothing the week before
At the home, Daviess County Sheriff's deputies found an HCL generator and a pitcher with white powder and a strong odor of ether. Deputies also obtained a search warrant for a trailer Hagemeier used and a truck he owned. They found digital scales and a homemade filtering device in the trailer, and batteries, cash and several prescription medications in Hagemeier's truck.
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