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Suspects could get 50 years, if convicted

Friday, October 10, 2003

There were no new developments Friday afternoon in the investigation of the meth lab found on West National Avenue, city police said.

Around 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Brazil City Police responded to a report of someone breaking into vehicles at Goodman Motors, 302 W. National Ave.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a vehicle contained equipment commonly used to make methamphetamine, an illegal drug.

Two subjects were then found inside the building, trying to hide, a press release said. The pair were ordered out of the building and a working meth lab was discovered.

State police were notified and when a search warrant was issued, the Indiana State Police Lab Team inventoried the scene of the alleged crime.

The two men were arrested: Jeffrey Goodman, 31, and Shawn Weddle, 32, both of Brazil. They were charged with "A" felony counts of Manufacture of Methamphetamine. According to Indiana Criminal Code, the crime carries a penalty of 20-50 years in prison. The alleged crime may qualify as an "A" felony if it took place within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, school, public park or some other public facilities.

"Even though Jeff Goodman was the owner's son, Mike had no knowledge of the lab," said Brazil Police Chief Terry Harrison. Mike Goodman, owner of Goodman Motors, is the father of one of the accused men, Jeffrey Goodman.

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