Plymouth Man Sentenced on Meth Charge

A Plymouth man was sentenced in Marshall Superior Court 1 on April 17 on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine.

James W. Bailey, 23, admitted in open court that he manufactured methamphetamine at an apartment on Lincoln Way East in Plymouth on Dec. 8, 2012.

On Dec. 8, Plymouth police were called out to a location on Kingston Drive after citizens reported that a man and woman dumped a smoldering box into a dumpster. When police recovered the box, they found it was a meth lab and the Indiana State Police Meth Lab Team was called to assist in the investigation and to clean up the hazardous materials.

Bailey and his female accomplice were later found and arrested.

As part of a plea agreement between Bailey’s defense attorney Tom Black and Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Nelson Chipman, Jr., Bailey was sentenced to 10 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with none of the sentence suspended.

Prosecutor Chipman stated that this arrest would not have happened if it weren’t for observant and concerned citizens in the area. When suspicious activities occur, call police to report it.