NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A Noble County man could spend 20 years behind bars after pleading guilty to several drug related charges. Randall L. Katz, 45, of Albion entered guilty pleas to a total of 11 charges between two felony cases. The Noble County Prosecutor Steven Clouse said it was something that caught him by surprise.
Katz was originally scheduled for jury trials in each of his two jury cases on April 15th and June 10th. Clouse said Katz will be sentenced February 13th at 9 a.m.
If Judge David Laur accepts the plea agreement filed Thursday, Katz will receive a total of 20 years in prison.
Katz pled guilty to the following charges:
Dealing in Methamphetamine, class B felony
Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, class B felony
Maintaining a Common Nuisance, class D felony
Possession of Handgun with Obliterated Identification Marks, class C felony
Corrupt Business Influence (Racketeering), class C felony
Possession of Methamphetamine with a Firearm, class C felony
Possession of Controlled Substance, class D felony
Possession of Marijuana, class D felony
Possession of a Legend Drug, class D felony
Possession of Paraphernalia, class A misdemeanor
Resisting Law Enforcement, class A misdemeanor