15-Year Sentenced Handed Down to Knox Man

David Garman
David Garman

A man who manufactured methamphetamine in a motel room in Plymouth in September was sentenced in Marshall County Superior Court on Thursday.

David Garman, of Knox, checked into a room at the Super 8 motel and proceeded to manufacture meth in the room. A housekeeper cleaning the room for the next guest found what she believed to be parts of a methamphetamine lab. A Plymouth officer confirmed that the items were used in the manufacture of meth. Also found at the scene was a cell phone with texts pertaining to meth, the need for precursors and the availability of finished meth product. Officers discovered the phone belonged to Garman.

A woman who helped Garman in the activity, Kimberlie Frazier was recently sentenced for her involvement. She registered a room to Garman using the name of another patron who frequents the motel. The manager confirmed that Garman was not the man who travels through the area. Frazier was recently sentenced to ten years in the Department of Corrections.

Garman, 35, is the last defendant of three to be sentenced in this investigation.

Garman pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the State to a charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine as a Class B felony. Judge Robert O. Bowen sentenced Garman to 15 years in the Department of Corrections with three years suspended. The sentence included a recommendation of intense drug rehabilitation treatment through purposeful incarceration. He must serve at least six years of his sentence with good time credit.