A former Plymouth resident was sentenced Wednesday in Marshall County Superior Court 1 after pleading guilty to a charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine as a Class B felony.
Peter Devine, 35, admitted that between March and April 2013 he manufactured methamphetamine in his home directly across from Webster Elementary School in Plymouth. Anonymous complaints had been investigated by the Plymouth Police Department and officers executed a search warrant at the home in the 1100 block of South Michigan Street where they found several precursors and paraphernalia. Some items in the home field tested positive for heroin and methamphetamine.
Among the items found was a hollowed out fire extinguisher used as a one-pot meth lab and several assorted pills stored in a flashlight.
Judge Robert O. Bowen approved a plea agreement between Devine’s defense attorney and the State and Bowen sentenced Devine to 15 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with three years of the sentence suspended. Judge Bowen allowed Devine to petition for purposeful incarceration after serving half of his sentence.
Chief Deputy Prosecutor Nelson Chipman stated that Devine has been in the Marshall County Jail for almost a year and has been the source of many issues while there.