Plymouth man sentenced for manufacturing meth

PLYMOUTH - A Plymouth man will spend 10 years in prison for the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

A Pro-tem Judge approved the plea agreement for James W. Bailey, 23, of Plymouth reached between Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney E. Nelson Chipman, Jr. and defense attorney Tom Black. The agreement was for a sentence at the Indiana Department of Corrections of 10 years. No part of the sentence was suspended.

In open court, Bailey admitted that on Dec. 8 of last year he manufactured methamphetamine at an apartment on Lincoln Way East in Plymouth, with other individuals.

The case started when citizens called Plymouth Police after observing a male and female dump a smoldering box into a dumpster near the area of Kingston Drive. Officer Shelley Cleveland responded and talked with the citizens and examined the discarded box.

The Indiana State Police Meth Lab Team was then called to examine the contents, assist with the investigation and clean up the hazardous materials.

The citizens gave a description of the male and female and the direction of their travel. Officer Cleveland soon observed people with the same description in the area and made contact and eventually an arrest.
Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Nelson Chipman stated,