Logansport woman sentenced to 10 years for dealing methamphetamine

A Logansport woman was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for dealing in methamphetamine, according to a press release from Cass County Prosecutor Noah Schafer.

According to the release, the charges came after an incident with the Cass County Drug Task Force who had been conducting surveillance of a Logansport residence for a wanted person on November 3, 2022. When officers approached an open garage at the residence they found Heather Riley, 41, inside, along with the wanted person that was later determined to be Riley's brother. 

Officers reported that Riley refused to show her hands and kept turning away from the officers, hiding what she was doing with her hands. Riley was ultimately detained at gunpoint for the safety of the officers on scene. 

The release stated that baggies and vials of methamphetamine were found in plain view inside of the garage, along with baggies altered for packaging and scales for weighing drugs. When Riley was searched at the jail, more methamphetamine was reported to be found in her shoe. She later admitted to officers that she had recently made two methamphetamine deals prior to officers arriving. 

On March 23, Cass County Circuit Court by Judge Stephen Kitts II sentenced Riley following her guilty plea. According to the press release, Riley had a number of prior meth related convictions, including one conviction for dealing meth in 2004, where she had been sentenced to three years in prison followed by three years of probation. Riley was given the maximum sentence allowed under the terms of her plea agreement, with no time suspended for probation. Riley may petition the court for modification if she completes rehabilitative programming in prison.