A Fort Wayne man was sentenced in Marshal County Superior Court 1 to ten years in the Indiana Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in a plea agreement with the State to a charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine as a Class B felony.
Brandon Shakelford admitted that he assisted in the manufacture of methamphetamine on May 19, 2013 at a home on East St. in Bremen, which is located directly across the street from Sunnyside Park.
Shakelford was in the home with another individual with drugs and began manufacturing methamphetamine. The owner ordered the two individuals to leave but they refused.
A Bremen police officer arrived at the scene and walked into the home and became overwhelmed with chemical odors. After he walked outside to catch his breath, he and another officer went back inside and found Shakelford and Raymond VanBlaricom in the bathroom manufacturing methamphetamine. Both were taken into custody at the time and VanBlaricom was recently sentenced in this case.
This was Shakelford’s first offense. Marshall County Superior Court 1 Judge Robert O. Bowen sentenced Shakelford to ten years in the DOC with four years of the sentence suspended. Shakelford will be able to participate in intensive drug rehabilitation through purposeful incarceration.