A Bremen man was sentenced in Marshall Superior Court No. 1 to 10 years imprisonment for Manufacturing Methamphetamine and an additional year for Resisting Law Enforcement. Shawn E. Brown, 27, will serve those sentences concurrently.
Brown admitted that on Feb. 15, he and several other people were manufacturing methamphetamine at the Country Place Apartments on West Madison Street in Plymouth. The property is not only a family housing complex but is immediately adjacent to a public park, both factors of which enhance the seriousness of the offense to a Class A felony. Brown, through a plea agreement, pleaded guilty to a Class B felony and to the offense of Resisting Law Enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor
Judge Robert O. Bowen approved an agreement reached between Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Nelson Chipman and defense attorney Burke Richeson, which provided for a sentence at the Indiana Department of Corrections of 10 years of imprisonment for the Manufacturing Methamphetamine charge, and one year of imprisonment for the Resisting Law Enforcement charge.
The charges stem from Brown’s arrest when Plymouth police officers responded to a response of a no-trespass order violation at the apartment complex. When they arrived, police noticed the strong odor of ammonia and clouds pervading the apartment as well as two small girls in the back bedroom. When the officers went to apprehend the violating suspect, three or four suspects reportedly jumped from a window on the second story. Among the runners was Brown, who was apprehended along with a backpack containing several methamphetamine precursors and other drug lab items.