Man gets 10 years for drug charge

Matthew Shaw, 45, was sentenced to 10 years for drug charges.
Matthew Shaw, 45, was sentenced to 10 years for drug charges.

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette man is sentenced to 10 years after pleading guilty to a drug charge.

Prosecutors said Matthew Shaw, 45, was stopped on Romig Street in Lafayette after he drove through a stop sign and turned without signaling last June. When Shaw was asked to get out of the car, a baggie with drugs fell on the ground. Prosecutors said Shaw admitted he bought heroin and was given cocaine during the deal.

Shaw was charged with two counts of possession of a narcotic and one count of maintaining a common nuisance. He pleaded guilty to one of the possession charges on a plea deal in January.

He was sentenced Monday to three years in prison, three years in community corrections and four years of probation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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