By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Milford man will serve six years in prison for two criminal cases involving drugs.
In the first case, Michael Allen Schuh Jr., 40, 205 S. West St., Milford, was charged with dealing methamphetamine, a level 4 felony. He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 felony, in a second case. Four additional criminal charges were all dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Schuh was sentenced in Kosciusko Circuit Court on Monday, Sept. 18.
For dealing meth, Kosciusko Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed sentenced Schuh to six years in the Indiana Department of Correction. Schuh also received a three-year DOC sentence for meth possession. Both cases will be served at the same time.
Schuh has 254 days of jail time credit, plus good time credit as calculated. He was recommended for participation in Recovery While Incarcerated as part of his prison sentence.
At sentencing, Defense Attorney Scott Reust said Schuh’s relatives were present in the courtroom and noted Schuh has been sober for almost one year.
“The events I’m here for today don’t define the person I am,” said Schuh. “I look forward to continuing my sobriety and getting past this hump in my life. Addiction was a strong monster in my life. That’s not who I am or will be.”
Sometime in January 2022, the NET43 Drug Task Force made a controlled purchase of 3.7 grams of meth from Schuh. The purchase was captured on digital surveillance.
Officers served an arrest warrant on Schuh for this case on June 8, 2022. According to court documents, while serving this warrant, officers found 1.03 grams of meth in Schuh’s bedroom.