28-year old Anthony Wayne Burnett is now facing federal charges that could lead to a mandatory minimum 10 year sentence according to federal guidelines. Burnett, or Fillmore, Indiana was arrested following a traffic stop in July, 2017 near Reelsville.
During the traffic stop, it was discovered that Burnett was in the possession of 116 grams (or about 4 grams) of methamphetamine. Burnett was arrested and charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a Level 2 felony, and possession of methamphetamine (28 grams or more), a level 3 felony. He is now looking at federal charges of possession of methamphetamine exceeding 50 grams.
Burnett was set to enter a guilty plea at a sentencing hearing on Wednesday, but failed to meet some of the pre-sentence requirements.
The case will be turned over to federal custody and arraigned before a U.S. district court judge.