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.