Henry County attorney and former top prosecutor charged with meth-dealing

2 months ago

New Castle news, Indiana news.

A Henry County Attorney and the former top prosecutor is facing meth-dealing charges after he was caught on audio and video recordings selling the drug to an informant.

Martin R. Shields, 67, was charged with two counts of dealing in meth and possession of meth. The New Castle resident posted a $25,000 surety bond and a $2,200 cash bond and left the county jail Tuesday.

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  • According to court documents, an informant for the Henry County Area Drug Task Force uncovered Shields’ alleged wrongdoings using recording equipment.

    The agent was at the attorney’s home “on several occasions and observed methamphetamine in plain view and had been given meth in the past, sometimes for money and sometimes for free.”

    Shields is a 40-year veteran lawyer who was once elected Henry County’s top prosecutor in 1982. Last January, he was named county attorney by the Henry County commissioners.