South Bend woman sentenced for conspiracy to deal meth

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. -- A South Bend woman was sentenced to over 17 years in prison for conspiracy to deal methamphetamine in a Marshall County court.

Shannon Leake, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of level 2 conspiracy to commit dealing methamphetamine and one count of dealing methamphetamine, a level 4 felony.

She was sentenced to 17 and a half years in prison with 2 and a half years of probation.

The new good time credit statute requires her to serve at least 85-percent of the 17 and a half years.

In court, Leake admitted she and her codefendants sold 46.5 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in September 2017. She also admitted to selling a gram of meth to a confidential informant in February 2017.

“Methamphetamine is a drug that destroys families, neighborhoods, let alone the individual user. The prosecution of methamphetamine dealing in Marshall County is a priority in my office and will remain so until it is clear to dealers that it will simply not be tolerated in our community and they need to go elsewhere," said Prosecuting Attorney Nelson Chipman.

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