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Jury Finds Scott Afanador Guilty On All Charges



Bloomington, Indiana – A Lawrence County Superior Court I jury found 43-year-old Scott Afanador guilty of all charges on Thursday.

The jury began deliberating at 3:00 p.m., they returned with a verdict at 4:52 p.m.

Afanador, of Bloomington, was found guilty of dealing meth over 10 grams, possession of meth over 28 grams, and unlawful possession of a syringe.

He will be sentenced on January 5, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Judge John Plummer III presided over the trial.

Sam Arp. prosecuted the case for the State. Denise Turner and Public Defender Bruce Andis represented Afanador.

Afanador was arrested in November 2019 along with three other people when a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped the driver of the SUV on State Road 37 at the Sinclair service station for a traffic violation.

During that search, officers a hand-rolled marijuana cigarette, 110 grams of meth, syringes, and fentanyl test kits.

Also arrested were 36-year-old Christopher Lynch, of Vincennes; 28-year-old Tiffany Purtlebaugh, of Bloomington; and 40-year-old Timothy Whaley, of Bedford. They are all facing the same charges as Afanador.