Crime

Hickory man sentenced to 6 years for making meth at homeless camp

David Jennings
David Jennings Catawba County District Attorney’s Office

A Hickory man was sentenced this week to at least six years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine at a homeless camp.

David Alan Jennings, 46, was sentenced after pleading guilty to the charge in Catawba County Superior Court.

Jennings was arrested in February 2015, after authorities learned of a possible meth lab at a homeless camp in woods off Catawba Valley Boulevard in Hickory, prosecutors said.

Sheriff’s investigators found Jennings at the camp with a clear plastic bag in his pocket. The bag contained a white powdery substance. Investigators also found chemicals used to make meth.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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