Plymouth man sentenced to 15 years for meth lab near school

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

PLYMOUTH, Ind. Peter Devine, 35, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison after admitting that he manufactured methamphetamine in a Plymouth home directly across from Webster School.

Three years of the sentence were suspended.

In February 2013, anonymous complaints were made stating that meth was being sold from Devine's residence.

Plymouth Police began surveillance of the property and noted "a large amount of visitors known to be associated with methamphetamine visiting the house for very short periods of time.

Based on additional evidence, a search warrant was approved.

During the search, police found numerous tools and chemicals related to the manufacture of meth.

Interviews with others at the home revealed that Devine often used minors to purchase pseudoephedrine products and other items needed for meth production.

“Pete Devine has been in our local jail for almost a year now, and has been a source of trouble for the Sheriff and the orderly function of the jail," said Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Nelson Chipman. "It will be good to get him on his way to the Department of Corrections. He is no longer a direct threat to our community and its children, and won’t be for a long time to come.”

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