A Plymouth man who was cooking meth in the basement of a Washington Street residence according to court documents has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Jamie Wacasey, 34, previously pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a housing complex. The charge stems from his April 30 arrest during which items used to make meth were also found in the basement of the Plymouth home. The arrest was a result of a joint investigation between the Plymouth Police, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police. Marshall Superior Court Judge Robert O. Bowen ordered four years of Wacasey’s sentence to be suspended and made purposeful incarceration a term. Additionally his sentence will be served concurrently to a proposed one-year sentence that’s pending in Marshall Superior Court for the revocation of Wacasey’s probation.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.