Meth manufacturing was the cause of a fire in downtown Elkhart last year. The man who started it has now been sentenced.
32-year-old John Nellist will spend the next 35 years in prison. The Elkhart Truth reports that he was charged in connection with a fire at the Cornerstone Apartments on May 8, 2013.
Two Marshall County men were also sentenced this week in separate cases. 30-year-old Mark Howard from Argos faces 12 years in prison for selling the drug to an undercover informant.
35-year-old David Garman from Knox was sentenced to 15 years for making meth in a room at the Super 8 Motel on Oak Drive in Plymouth. Kimberlie Frazier, a clerk who helped him rent the room under a fake name, is also charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth.