GOSHEN — A Goshen man is in jail for selling methamphetamine to an informant working for the Elkhart County Interdiction and Covert Enforcement Unit on four separate occasions in a two-week span.
Adam Shetler, 32, appeared in Elkhart Circuit Court on Thursday, Sept. 12, for an initial hearing on four counts of dealing in methamphetamine under 3 grams, a Class B felony.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Elkhart Superior Court 1, Shetler met with the informant, who was equipped with a microphone and recording device, on Aug. 21 at an unidentified Goshen business and gave the informant 1.4 grams of methamphetamine in exchange for $100.
They met again in Goshen on Aug. 22 and the informant traded three boxes of pseudoephedrine for 1.8 grams of methamphetamine.
On Sept. 3 the informant met Shetler at an Elkhart business and gave him two boxes of pseudoephedrine in exchange for 2.0 grams of methamphetamine.
The informant met with Shetler again on Sept. 4 in Elkhart and traded two more boxes of pseudoephedrine for one gram of methamphetamine.
After the fourth meeting, the I.C.E. unit initiated a traffic stop on the silver Jeep Cherokee in which Shetler was riding. He was arrested and taken to the Elkhart County Jail.
At his Thursday initial hearing, Judge Terry Shewmaker ordered Shetler’s bond be set at $100,000 and that a public defender be appointed to represent him.
Shelter’s trial date was set for Feb. 3, 2014, with a pretrial hearing on Oct. 10 and a status conference on Jan. 23.