Kaverman pleads to fentanyl trafficking



A man, who was dealing methamphetamine and mixtures of heroin-fentanyl from a Chippewa area residence at Indian Lake, pleaded guilty to five charges Thursday rather than go ahead with a two-day trial.

Joshua C. Kaverman, 32, currently serving misdemeanor sentences in the Logan County Jail, was charged with seven counts. He pleaded guilty to possession of fentanyl and trafficking in fentanyl, both second-degree felonies; two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, fourth-degree felonies; and possession criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

The Logan County Prosecutor’s Office dropped additional charges a trafficking and possession of criminal tools.

He will be sentenced at 11 a.m. April 22.

Kaverman was subject to a Logan County Joint Drug Task Force investigation which conducted controlled drug buys Oct. 2 and 3 and the obtained a search warrant for a Nov. 6 search of the residence.

The task force seized 129 capsules with a mixture or fentanyl and heroin; 3.12 grams of powdered fentanyl and heroin mix; and 17.32 grams of methamphetamine. They also seized $489 in cash which was forfeited as part of the plea.

State sentencing guide lines put a maximum of eight years for second-degree felonies.