02/21/13 A Marshall County jury deliberated a little over an hour on Wednesday, after which it found Anthony Eugene Fields guilty of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors with the intent to manufacture Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Paraphernalia. After hearing a day and a half of testimony, the jury returned its verdict to presiding Judge Robert O. Bowen of Marshall Superior Court No. 1.
The case started when officers from the Marshall County Probation Department conducted a home visit of Mr. Fields in the 16,000 block of 14th Road, finding him with another probationer. Fields also acted suspicious upon the arrival of the probation officers who were accompanied by two Indiana State Police officers. A call was then made to the Marshall County Drug Task Force Unit who came to the Fields’ and conducted a search. The State Police Meth Suppression Team was later called to the scene to catalog items discovered.
Judge Bowen set sentencing for March 21, 2013. Fields faces a prison term from a minimum of 6 years to a maximum of 30 years, and $45,000 in fines.
Officers from the Indiana State Police, the Marshall County Police, and the Marshall County Probation Department assisted with the investigation. The State of Indiana was represented by Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney E. Nelson Chipman, Jr.. Fields was represented by Edward Ruiz.