Portland man gets 52 months in son’s methamphetamine death

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PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A Portland man whose infant son died from methamphetamine intoxication has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in the child’s death.

A Jay County judge sentenced 40-year-old Ryan A. Markle on Monday to 52 months in prison, followed by 18 months of probation. The Portland man had pleaded guilty to a meth possession charge.

The Star Press reports that police were called to an apartment in Portland in March 2020 on a report of a baby not breathing.

An autopsy found that 3-month-old Hayden Markle died from “acute methamphetamine intoxication.”

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