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Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:00 am

Fired jurist fights meth allegation

Ex-magistrate accused of trying to buy drugs

Associated Press

NOBLESVILLE – A fired suburban Indianapolis magistrate has pleaded not guilty to felony possession of methamphetamine.

William Greenaway entered the plea Wednesday in Hamilton Circuit Court.

The 50-year-old former Hamilton County magistrate was charged in March after he allegedly bought methamphetamine from a state police informant in a Walmart parking lot in Noblesville.

The Indianapolis Star reports Greenaway is free on bond.

The day after being charged, Greenaway was suspended by the Indiana Supreme Court and fired by the judges of Hamilton County.

Magistrates have the same duties as judges in Indiana but aren't elected. They are chosen by judges to work with them.

Greenaway had been a magistrate for eight years.