GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man was sentenced to two years on home detention after admitting to dealing heroin in Hancock County.
Devin Moore, 28, was arrested in August during a traffic stop; he told police they would find drugs in his car. He was sentenced in Hancock County Superior Court 1 on Wednesday to two years’ home detention and nine years’ probation.
Moore pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver narcotic drugs as a Level 3 felony, possession of a narcotic drug as a Level 5 felony and possession of paraphernalia as a Class A misdemeanor.
“I know what I did,” Moore said in court Wednesday. “I take full responsibility.”
Moore told the judge he began using drugs when he was 18. It started with pills but progressed to heroin. At the time of his arrest, he was using two grams of the drug a day and was on his way to sell some of his stash, he said.
Police received a tip that he was driving to a home in McCordsville to deal drugs, court documents state.
The caller gave a description of Moore’s vehicle, which was then spotted by an officer and stopped for a traffic violation, court documents state.
Police questioned Moore about drug use after noticing needle injection marks on both the man’s arms and feet, court documents state. Moore told investigators he used heroin every day by either injecting or snorting the substance, court documents state.
Police found a bag containing a small amount of heroin in Moore’s pants pocket, court documents state.
Investigators searched Moore’s home after he was arrested and found five grams of heroin as well as drug paraphernalia, court documents state.
Moore spent almost a month in the Hancock County Jail and detoxed from the drugs, he told a judge Wednesday. Once he was released on bond, he started attending Celebrate Recovery at Brandywine Christian Church and seeks out similar treatment programs to help fight his addiction.
Carol Mathis, Moore’s grandmother who testified on his behalf during his sentencing hearing, told the judge Moore lives with her, and she’s been proud to watch him progress to a healthier life.
“I finally feel like I have my grandson back,” she said.
Judge Terry Snow commended the defendant for admitting to his wrongdoings and ordered Layton to complete the Celebrate Recovery program as he serves his sentence. Moore will live with his grandmother while serving his sentence so she can supervise him, and he must ask the court’s permission of move out from her home.