A recent jury deliberated 45 minutes to convict a Terre Haute man of dealing in methamphetamines, stemming from his November 2006 arrest in Putnam County.
Last Wednes-day, Danny J. Shuler, 45, Terre Haute, was convicted of a class A felony possession of methamphetamines with the intent to deal, and a class C felony possession of methamphetamine charge.
Deputy Prosecutor Jim Hanner, who handled the case, said Shuler was a passenger in a car on Interstate 70 on Nov. 2, 2006.
Hanner said the deputy found 81 grams of meth, separated into seven different packages, inside a backpack belong to Shuler.
Officers believed the drugs were intended for individual sale, rather than personal use, due to the way it was packaged.
Hanner indicated that it was a significant amount of drugs.
Shuler's sentencing has been scheduled for July 25 in Putnam Circuit Court. He faces a possible 50 years in prison.