TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A Lafayette man is sentenced to nearly two decades in prison after pleading guilty to multiple felonies, including neglect of a dependent and possession of heroin.
Christopher Lawson, 26, was sentenced to 18 years behind bars and two years probation.
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said in July 2011, a caseworker went to a house in Northfield Commons in Lafayette to assist in Lawson's visitation with his kids. Harrington said the caseworker found Lawson on the floor gasping for air and the kids' mother unresponsive while both children were present.
Harrington said Lawson later admitted to taking heroin.
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