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INDIANAPOLIS — A former Hamilton County magistrate judge has been permanently banned from holding judicial office after he pleaded guilty in a drug case where he bit a police officer’s hand after buying drugs.

The order, issued by the Indiana Supreme Court on Friday, also suspends the law license of former Hamilton Co. Magistrate Judge William P. Greenaway for 90 days beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

Greenaway was sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty in September to possession of methamphetamine and obstruction of justice.

He was arrested in March 2019 after buying 2.5 grams of meth from an undercover police informant during a State Police sting operation.

As police surrounded his car following that transaction in a Noblesville parking lot, Greenaway put the bag of meth in his mouth and then bit an officer’s hand as the officer tried to pry his mouth open, court papers say.

Greenaway served as a magistrate in Hamilton County for eight years before he was fired following his arrest.