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Continuance granted for alleged drug dealer

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Timothy Calvert
GREENCASTLE -- A change of plea hearing for a Stilesville man accused of dealing the prescription painkiller OxyContin has been continued.

Timothy Calvert, 48, was slated to appear in court Thursday to enter pleas on charges of class B felony dealing in schedule II controlled substance and class D felony possession of a controlled substance.

Initially, Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley denied Calvert's attorney Sidney Tongrett's request for a continuance, but reconsidered and granted it Wednesday morning.

Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter said no plea agreements have been offered in the case. Class B felonies are punishable by up to 20 years in prison while class D felonies carry a maximum sentence of three years.

OxyContin is a brand name of a time-release formula of the opioid analgesic oxycodone. It is normally prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain.

Calvert was charged after controlled drug buys in April 2008 during which officers from the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Brazil Police Department partnered with a confidential informant who allegedly bought pills from Calvert at a gas station on the northwest corner of United States 231 and U.S. 40 in Putnam County.

Calvert was arrested Aug. 6. The following day, he posted a $2,000 cash bond and was released from jail.

Calvert turned himself into authorities Feb. 6, after he missed a pretrial conference Feb. 5, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Calvert said he missed court due to medical issues, and Headley released Calvert on his own recognizance.

Calvert has an extensive criminal history in Putnam County, most of it drug-related.

All his prior convictions took place between April 1991 and March 1996.

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