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Elkhart man could face 100 years in prison for dealing cocaine near a youth center


An Elkhart man was convicted of four felony charges Thursday, including two counts of dealing cocaine near a youth program center, and could now face up to 100 years in prison.

An Elkhart County jury found Jonathan McPherson guilty of two counts of dealing cocaine within a thousand feet of a youth program center, a Class A Felony, one count of a maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D Felony, and one count of possession of a firearm by a serious violent offender, a Class B Felony.

According to the prosecutor's report, McPherson was arrested after undercover police bought cocaine from him at a house he dealt from on Brady St. The report says a search warrant of the home found McPherson in possession of a handgun and ammunition, digital scales and packaging equipment for distributing cocaine. The investigating detective testified that the house McPherson dealt cocaine from was across the street from a church-sponsored youth club.

The Elkhart County Prosecutor's held two additional phases of the trial to establish McPherson's previous criminal record. McPherson is scheduled to be sentenced on July 25, where he faces a maximum of 100 years in prison.

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