Judge Plummer III sentences Bedford man to 31 years in prison

BEDFORD – On Tuesday, Lawrence Superior Court I Judge John Plummer III sentenced Scott M. Afanador to a total of 31 years in the Indiana Department of Correction after he was convicted of dealing more than 10 grams of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, and automobile theft as a habitual offender.

Scott M. Afanador

Afanador was convicted during a jury trial in December. Sentencing was held until after the conclusion of Afanador’s jury trial in March in which he was convicted of auto theft, a Level 5 felony, as well as being convicted as a habitual offender, which enhanced his sentence.

Afanador received 22 years in the IDOC for dealing in more than 10 grams of methamphetamine and 2.5 years for the unlawful possession of a syringe. Because those two sentences will run concurrently, Afanador will serve out the 22-year sentence. He received five years on the auto theft charge, which was enhanced by four years for being a habitual offender. In total, Afanador will serve 31 years in prison for his crimes.

“Today, we are grateful to the jurors in Lawrence County who saw the evidence and made a determination that the defendant is guilty of the charges leveled against him by my office,” said Lawrence County Prosecutor Samuel C. Arp II. “Judge Plummer handed down a sentence that will ensure the community will remain safe from the defendant for many years to come.”

“When I ran for office, I promised the people of Lawrence County that our office would work hard to get drug dealers off the streets and in prison where they belong,” Arp added. “This conviction and sentencing show the criminal justice system is working together to make sure that happens.”