A 12-year prison sentence was handed to a Plymouth man in Marshall County Superior Court 1 on Thursday afternoon.
Raymond VanBlaricom, 27, admitted in open court that he manufactured and possessed methamphetamine on May 19 at a home in Bremen. That night, a homeowner told Bremen Police that two people came to her home with drugs and then began manufacturing methamphetamine. She ordered the pair to leave the home and refused. When police arrived at the scene, they found VanBlaricom and another suspect in the bathroom in the residence with an active one pot methamphetamine lab.
Judge Robert O. Bowen sentenced VanBlaricom on a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 ft of a Park. As part of a plea agreement between the defendant’s attorney and the state, VanBlaricom was given a sentence of 12 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with no part of the sentence suspended.
Chief Deputy Prosecutor Nelson Chipman stated that VanBlaricom’s previous record and his demeanor throughout the process justified a sentence greater than the recommended sentence for a Class B felony.