Elkhart woman pleads guilty to manufacturing meth
GOSHEN — An Elkhart woman accused of manufacturing meth pleaded guilty to her charge during a hearing Thursday, March 6, in Elkhart's Circuit Court.
Cameron Minnick, 35, pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine as a Class B felony. She agreed to a sentence of 20 years in prison, with eight years suspended and on probation.
Minnick was arrested July 16, 2013, a day after police and fire units responded for reports of smoke coming from a house on Eighth Street in Elkhart.
According to the probable cause affidavit for Minnick's arrest, a neighbor called the Elkhart Fire Department to 616 Eighth St. at about 11 p.m. He said he suspected someone was manufacturing meth. After a brief investigation, firefighters called the drug unit.
Upon arriving at the scene, police found a Gatorade bottle and a few Coleman Fuel bottles. The containers were later tested and found to have meth.
The next day Minnick was pulled over and arrested on a warrant for driving while suspended. At the police station Minnick admitted she had manufactured meth several times.
She told police she put two bottles of fuel and a bottle with meth in a bag and left her residence at 610 S. Eighth St. She dropped the items and her cellphone a few houses down.
Minnick's sentencing hearing has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. April 3.