Ten-year sentence for making meth in a car

A man arrested for manufacturing meth in a car back in September was sentenced in court last Thursday.

Joshua Baughman, 23, of Angola was sentenced to a ten year term for producing the highly-addictive drug. After he was arrested, Baughman admitted to police that he assisted in making meth inside a vehicle driving along US-30.

This week, a Pro-tem judge approved Baughman’s plea agreement and sentenced him to 10 years in the Indiana Dept. of Corrections with two years suspended.

On September 17, 2012, a concerned driver called 911 to report a car driving “erratically” on US-30. Marshall County police spotted the car in a parking lot near the Plymouth Wal Mart. Two of the four individuals inside the car lied to police and told them they did not know the car was stolen and proceeded to give false identities.

The arrest turned into a blame game. Two denied any knowledge of the meth making operation, while the other two accused one another of cooking the meth.

Baughman is the third of four people sentenced, the fourth, Dana Moon, will be sentenced on May 8 after pleading guilty to manufacturing meth.

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