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Former defense lawyer sentenced on meth conviction

WLKY.com, Sept 21, 2015

HARRISON COUNTY, Ind. —A former Harrison County defense lawyer is sentenced to eight years behind bars after being convicted of methamphetamine charges.

She will serve four years, minus 200 days she already served.

Leah Fink was arrested in Corydon on Aug. 16, 2011, on charges of manufacturing meth, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of meth and marijuana.

Harrison County deputies said they raided the home she shared with her mother at the time, finding meth and other paraphernalia.

During her sentencing hearing Thursday, witnesses shed some light on what troubles might have caused the drug abuse.

From dealing with Crohn's disease and a crumbling marriage, family testified that Fink was in and out of the hospital after her arrest, which delayed the case four years.

Fink had a total of nine surgeries during those four years, spending more than 60 days in the hospital, her family testified.

Fink was arrested in 2014 after police conducted a search warrant and found active meth labs at a home in Jeffersonville.

Clark County charges against Fink for meth manufacturing and possessing precursors are pending.