08/15/13 Kyle Brooke, 25, Plymouth, and formerly of Knox, was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Robert O. Bowen to ten years of imprisonment at the Indiana Department of Corrections for dealing in a narcotic drug, a Class B felony. Bowen approved an agreement reached between Chief Deputy Prosecutor Nelson Chipman and defense counsel Tom Black.
The case began when Officer Nick Young, then with the Plymouth Police and now with Bremen PD, was working with the Undercover Narcotic Investigation Team. A confidential informant advised Young that a purchase of heroin could be made from Brooke, who lived with his wife in an apartment on Skylane Drive in Plymouth. On November 11, 2012 a controlled narcotics purchase was completed with officers providing surveillance. In exchange for $100, the heroin sold by Brook weighed 1.7 grams. Brooke was charged with dealing in a narcotic drug within 1000 feet of a youth program center which elevated the offense to a Class A felony. In addition he was charged with possession of a narcotic drug as a Class B felony.
At the time Plymouth Police Office Derek Workman served the arrest warrant on Brooke an additional quantity of heroin was located in the apartment along with approximately $1500 in cash.
The agreement provided that in exchange for a plea of guilty to dealing in heroin, the two counts of possession of heroin would be dismissed and the state would agree to recommend ten years of imprisonment.
Chief Deputy Prosecutor Nelson Chipman noted, “I am greatly disturbed with Mr. Brooke being so readily available to sell heroin in this case, in the center of an apartment complex no less and its proximity to a park and a school, but I am satisfied he will not be doing that again for a considerable period of time. I congratulate the officers of the undercover unit for executing a well organized plan. ”