A Plymouth man has been arrested under one of Indiana’s newest laws in the fight against methamphetamine.
Jamie Howell, 42, was arrested on Thursday, July 25 after a traffic stop. A Plymouth Police Department officer pulled over a vehicle Howell was driving as the officer recognized him and knew his driver’s license was suspended. A search of the vehicle revealed that he was allegedly in the possession of methamphetamine, pseudoephedrine pills and marijuana.
A new law effective July 1 prohibits those convicted of various methamphetamine manufacturing offenses from possessing pseudoephedrine-based products without a prescription. Howell reportedly had pseudoephedrine in his possession without a prescription during the traffic stop and he just completed a prison sentence on May 31 for Manufacturing Methamphetamine.
Jamie Howell was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Pseudoephedrine without a Prescription, a Class D Felony, plus two Class D Felony charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana. He also received a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Suspended. The Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office has filed an allegation that Howell is an Habitual Substance Offender which increases the potential penalty for the offense by eight years.