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Former Vigo County commissioner faces new drug charges

June 4, 2018

A former Vigo County commissioner was charged with drug possession and domestic violence last week, nearly 10 years after he was first convicted of a drug crime.

The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports David W. Decker made an appearance in Vigo Superior Court on Friday.  He is charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia, invasion of privacy and domestic battery.

Defense attorney Joseph Etling waived formal reading of the charges and requested a not guilty plea for Decker. The 62-year-old was arrested Monday and was booked into the Vigo County Jail on $10,000 cash bond.

Decker previously served a five-month sentence in federal prison in 2009 after pleading guilty to distribution of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.

Decker became a county commissioner in 2007 but resigned as board president after his 2009 arrest.

A jury trial for Decker’s most recent charges has been scheduled for 8 a.m. on Sept. 11.

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