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Buczek sentenced on drug-related charges

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

A Clay City woman was sentenced to a total of 12 years with the Indiana Department of Corrections in Clay Superior Court on March 8 for various drug related charges.

Sandra L. Buczek, 37, of Clay City, was sentenced to 10 years, with four years suspended, on Count 1 (three years to be spent at the Indiana Department of Corrections;) four years, with one year suspended, on Count 2; and four years, with one year suspended, on Count 3.

Clay Superior Judge Blaine Akers recommended the sentence be served at the Indiana Women's Prison in order for her to receive necessary medical treatment. Buczek suffers from Huntington's Chorea, a disease characterized by symptoms including the loss of cognitive abilities, changes in personality, quick jerking movements of face and body (i.e. chorea) and unsteadiness while walking.

Upon release, Buczek will serve three years in home detention, without being entitled to good time credit, during an informal four-year probational period under the following terms and conditions:

1) She obey all state, local and federal laws while obeying all rules and regulations imposed as a result of home detention.

2) That she will submit to counseling and/or treatment of alcohol abuse, obeying all rules and regulations imposed while paying any and all fees involved.

Buczek was ordered to report to the Clay County Justice Center at 8 a.m. on April 3 for immediate transportation to the Indiana Department of Corrections.

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