GOSHEN — A woman who admitted to attempting to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced Thursday, April 3 during a hearing in Elkhart's Circuit Court.
Cameron Minnick, 35, of Elkhart, pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine by manufacturing on March 6. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with eight of those years suspended and on reporting probation.
Minnick was arrested July 16, 2013 during a traffic stop. One day earlier, she had been attempting to manufacture meth at her home, 610 S. Eighth St., when a neighbor called the fire department because they smelled smoke.
Police were called to the scene, where they found containers that were later tested and found to have meth. After her traffic stop, Minnick admitted she had manufactured meth several times.
During her sentencing hearing, Minnick asked the court to order a drug addictions assessment to help tackle her addiction.
"I can stay sober and I want to stay sober," she said. "I think once I understand why I do this, then I will be able to address the problem."
The court recommended an assessment, as well as treatment for Minnick during her stay in prison.