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.