Indiana Supreme Court
Whatley v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms Whatley’s conviction of and sentence for Class A felony dealing in cocaine because he was arrested
within 1,000 feet of a church that provided services to youth on a regular basis. A jury could properly find that the nearby
church was a “youth program center” because it provided a building or structure that on a regular basis offered
recreational, social, or other programs or services for persons less than 18 years of age. Justices Boehm and Rucker dissent.