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Court suspends Evansville attorney

January 1, 2008
The Indiana Supreme Court today suspended an Evansville attorney who pleaded guilty to methamphetamine charges and received a six-year sentence in June.

In its interim suspension notice dated July 14 In the Matter of Teresa L. Perry, No. 82S00-0806-DI-00307, the court ordered that the attorney is immediately suspended. Perry had been practicing law in the state since November 2000. The order remains in effect until further notice from the court.

Perry had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of dealing a controlled substance, two counts of dealing meth, and possession of meth. She was arrested in May 2007 on accusations that she sold meth to a police informant and for having a meth lab in her home. In sentencing, Vanderburgh Superior Judge Wayne Trockman took into consideration that Perry was charged with a nonviolent crime, had no previous criminal record, and has engaged in voluntary treatment since her arrest.
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