Man sentenced to 10 years on meth, burglary charges
AMITE - A man from Hammond was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison after he pleaded no contest to two counts of simple burglary and one count of production and manufacture of meth on Tuesday.
31-year-old Brandon Burrescia's sentencing comes after he was arrested twice in 2012 for theft and drug offenses.
On March 12, 2012, a home owner reported to authorities that his home was burglarized twice during a remodeling project, and Burrescia was identified by police after he tried to sell stolen items from the burglary to a local pawn shop. He was arrested on March 23, 2012 after police received a tip from the pawn shop employee.
Burrescia was arrested again on May 21, 2012 when narcotics agents discovered materials used in the production of methamphetamine and plastic bags containing suspected meth inside his Hammond residence. He was charged with production and manufacture of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance.
On Aug. 26, Burrescia pleaded no contest to theft over $500 and two counts of forgery along with the drug charges for a total 10 year sentence.
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