South Bend Man Sentenced in Starke Circuit Court

Starke County Courthouse

A South Bend man was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court this week.

Jason Brooks pleaded guilty to a charge of Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B Felony, in a plea agreement with the State.

Brooks was arrested along with three other people in this incident after police executed a search warrant at 11240 E. State Road 8 on Sept. 26.

A safe found in the residence reportedly contained several capsules with residue, three bags of a white powdery substance that later field-tested positive for methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia. In another room, police allegedly found a box filled with drugs, several pieces of drug paraphernalia and money. The remnants of a one-pot meth lab were found outside the residence in a burn barrel.

All of the people in the house at the time of the search were arrested, including 35-year-old Jason Brooks.

Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall sentenced Brooks to nine years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with none of the sentence suspended. If he completes a prison treatment program, he may petition the court to modify the sentence.