Ohio man pleads in local meth case

Benjamin Brisbine

An Ohio man arrested on methamphetamine charges here in September pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday.

Police found Benjamin Brisbine, 39, New Concord, Ohio, in his car after it slid off the road in the 5400 block of W. Indiana 47. His eyes were glassy and his speech was slurred, police reported.

Brisbine had a vial of meth in his car, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Helmer reported.

Brisbine was charged with possession of methamphetamine, public intoxication and two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he failed field sobriety tests and told police he used meth the previous day, according to court records.

He pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of meth and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The second two charges were dismissed in exchange for his plea.

Boone Superior Court 2 Judge Bruce Petit sentenced Brisbane to a year of probation.

Maria Flora is assistant editor at The Lebanon Reporter. Reach her by emailing to maria.flora@reporter.net.