Meth maker gets five years

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, September 7, 2011

An Austin man arrested at least three times in 2011 for methamphetamine-related crimes was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.

Jacob Harm Wilde, 33, was convicted of second-degree drug possession, possessing meth precursors with intent to manufacture and fifth-degree drug possession. All three convictions were in separate cases, but the sentences will run concurrently.

According to court complaints, police arrested Wilde in April, and he was carrying a backpack containing a Southern Comfort bottle bottle one-third full with a liquid that tested positive for ammonia.

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According to court documents, the bag also contained clear plastic tubing and a straw that tested positive for meth, along with coffee filters, mason jars, lithium batteries and an unopened bottle of muriatic acid.

Wilde was picked up by police again in June. Officers found some of the ingredients for meth in his vehicle, according to a court complaint.

Wilde must serve at least two-thirds of his prison sentence.