Honesty doesn’t help Elkhart drug dealer lower his prison sentence

(Photo supplied/Elkhart County jail)

It’s good to be an honest person, but it didn’t help an Elkhart man who wanted his prison sentence lowered this week.

44-year-old Ronald Walden is serving a 37 year prison sentence after pleading guilty in 2006 to dealing cocaine. His time in prison apparently made him miss his kids, because he asked an Elkhart County judge if he could serve the rest of his sentence on probation or house arrest.

The Elkhart Truth reports he admitted there were a lot of victims in his drug dealing but that he was addicted to the street life and all that entailed. He says his children made him realize the error of his ways.

The judge, while appreciative of Walden’s honesty, denied his request, but did say that he’d reconsider in the future if he continues to improve his outlook on life.

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