Drug dealer gets 35 years

A Clark County man convicted of dealing in cocaine by a jury in Jackson Circuit Court recently received a 35-year prison term.

Doran Jamon Curry, 39, of Jeffersonville, initially was sentenced to 25 years by Jackson Circuit Court Judge Richard W. Poynter, but the sentence was enhanced by 10 years after Curry’s admission to being a habitual offender.

Poynter did not suspend any of the sentence for the Level 2 felony conviction but gave Curry five days of credit and 1.66 days of good time credit.

Curry also received a 10-day sentence after the jury found him guilty of a Class A misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement.

Curry was arrested by Indiana State Police Trooper James A. Wells on Jan. 14, 2015, after Wells had stopped a Nissan on Interstate 65 in Jackson County.

During that stop, Trooper Randel Miller’s police dog alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle.

Curry then resisted while Miller was searching him and fled on foot into a field. He was caught after Wells used a stun gun to stop him.

Wells said police then found a black cloth sack containing about 100 grams of heroin hidden in Curry’s underpants.

While being interviewed, Curry told police he had paid $8,000 for the heroin and was delivering it to the Jeffersonville and Louisville, Kentucky, area.

Poynter’s order calls for Curry to serve the sentence consecutively to any sentence he might receive in Clark Circuit Court cause 10-C02-0904-FA-166 and Clark Circuit Court cause 10C02-1502-F5-28.

Curry also was ordered to pay court costs and a $300 drug interdiction fee.