Albion man to spend 20 years behind bars

Randall Katz
Randall Katz

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

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