First Of Three Meth Lab Suspects Pleads, Sentenced
By Mike Perleberg
(West Harrison, Ind.) – Prison and probation is given to a West Harrison woman who had a meth lab in her home.
Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit detectives found items used to manufacture meth at the North Dearborn Road home Marci Thimmig shared with Andrew Sykes last November 13. Sheriff’s deputies were initially called to the home for a report of a verbal altercation about drugs in the home.
Dearborn Circuit Court Judge James D. Humphrey accepted a May 2 negotiated plea agreement between Thimmig, 35, and prosecutors in which she pleaded guilty to a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine (Class D felony).
Humphrey ordered Thimmig to serve three years with one year behind bars and the next two on probation. Her stay in jail won’t last much longer, however, as Thimmig was given credit for 340 good time days served in jail since her arrest.
Thimmig was also ordered to pay a $500 drug interdiction court fee. She must also jointly pay with Sykes restitution of $692.77 to the North Dearborn Road property owner.
Thimmig can petition to have the Class D felony conviction reduced to a Class A misdemeanor if she successfully completes her probation, according to the plea agreement.
Cases for two co-defendants – Sykes, 37, and Jeffrey Stamler, 44 – are still pending in court with a June 2 jury trial scheduled for each.