An Argos man was sentenced in Marshall County Superior Court 1 Friday on a charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine.
As part of a plea agreement between 44-year-old David E. Howe, 44 and the state that was approved by Judge Robert O. Bowen, Howe was sentenced to 10 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with four years suspended. Four years were suspended due to Howe’s prior clean record, a positive community life before methamphetamine, his willingness to take immediate responsibility for his actions, and remorse. Howe will be given priority entry into intensive drug treatment while incarcerated. If he successfully completes the treatment, he may petition the court for a modification of his sentence.
He was arrested in February after a search warrant was conducted at his home that revealed several precursors and methamphetamine. He admitted in open court that he manufactured methamphetamine in January and February at his Hickory Road home just outside of Argos.
Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Nelson Chipman stated in a press release that Howe is the prime example of how meth can take a pillar of the community and turn everything upside down.