Man sentenced to jail time for drug-related charges

Charles Simmons (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Charles Simmons (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A West Lafayette man gets an eight-year sentence for cocaine possession and dealing marijuana.

Prosecutors said Charles Simmons pleaded guilty to those charges as well as maintaining a common nuisance.

They say police went to Simmons’ home last December after he reported being robbed. They say officers discovered Simmons had tried to sell marijuana earlier that night, but an argument broke out instead.

Prosecutors said police found marijuana, cocaine and paraphernalia in the home.

Simmons will spend three years behind bars and five on probation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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