TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man charged with dealing in methamphetamine has been sentenced to prison time and probation.
Police say on May 19, 2017 at around 4 a.m., they received a tip that 31-year-old Alexander F. Mason Jr., who was believed to be in possession of narcotics, was on his way to a local hotel in Lafayette.
When police met up with Mason they found him carrying about half a gram of heroin, about 5 grams of methamphetamine, several syringes and a digital scale. He told police he planned to give the drugs to a female friend at the hotel.
Mason was with another person at the time who was a co-defendant in the case.
More drugs were found in a search of a vehicle the two were driving in. Those were determined to have belonged to the co-defendant.
In August, Mason pleaded guilty to charges of dealing in methamphetamine and dealing a narcotic drug.
Mason has been sentenced to six years in total. Three with the Indiana Department of Correction, one year with Tippecanoe County Community Corrections and two years on probation. He has been recommended to take part in the IDOC's Purposeful Incarceration program which could lead to a shorter sentence for Mason once completed.