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Three More Pleas In “Operation Big Brother” Sweep (with VIDEO)

JASPER (NNDC) – The 16 people who were arrested during last summer’s arrest sweep of suspected local drug dealers known as “Operation Big Brother” continue to make their way through the courts.

49-year-old Karrie Eckert of Huntingburg has pleaded guilty to two Class B felonies counts of Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

In Dubois Superior Court Thursday, judge Mark McConnell sentenced Eckert to six years of supervised probation.

Eckert is the second person to be formally sentenced in court in connection with the “Operation Big Brother” sweep.

35-year old Jason Schepers of Birdseye was sentenced this past September to 11 years in prison as part of a plea agreement.

Meanwhile, the Dubois County Prosecutor’s office says two other “Operation Big Brother” defendants have reached plea agreements with the state.

The prosecutor’s office says 21-year old Caleb Hammond of Huntingburg has pleaded guilty to a Class C felony for Dealing in a “Look-Alike” Substance. Hammond has also admitted to being a habitual substance offender. He’s expected to be sentenced to 10 years in prison when he’s back in court January 28th.

And, 45-year old Jacob Volz of Huntingburg has pleaded guilty to a Class C felony count of Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance.

The prosecutor’s office says Volz is expected to be sentenced to six years in prison when he returns to court, also on the 28th.

Here is our original story on the “Operation Big Brother” sweep back on June 5th…

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