Convicted meth maker, habitual offender sentenced to 20 years in prison

Christopher Scott. (Photo: Decatur County Sheriff’s Office)

Greensburg, IN — A Greensburg man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to Manufacturing Methamphetamine (Level 2 felony) and admitting to Being a Habitual Offender.

Christopher Scott was handed the sentence by Judge Tim Day in Decatur Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say Scott has prior convictions for Attempted Dealing in Methamphetamine (Class B Felony), Possession of a Precursor, Theft (both D felonies), Intimidation (Level 6 felony), OWI, and Resisting Law Enforcement (both misdemeanors).

Decatur County Prosecutor Nate Harter is recognizing a team of several officers who prepared this case, including Greensburg Assistant Police Chief Brandon Meyer, Detectives Mark Naylor and Mike Colson, and officers Mitch Tuttle, Thomas Tuttle, and Jacob Mays (all with the Greensburg Police Department) and Indiana State Police Detective Chip Ayers for their work in this case.

“Manufacturing methamphetamine is an immensely dangerous activity, because the chemicals are volatile, combustible, and flammable, while also potentially giving off toxic fumes,” Harter said. “Here, Mr. Scott was engaging in that behavior in an apartment complex, around other families and children. Then, if you avoid catastrophe in the manufacturing process, the final product is still an addictive, body-destroying poison. Twenty years in prison is an appropriate sentence in this case.”