Published DateLACONIA — A local man who was charged by police for making methamphetamine in the woods off Primrose Drive and Blueberry Lane in July was sentenced to 2 1/4 to five years in state prison in Belknap County Superior Court last week.
Three months of Matthew Urbaniak's sentence is suspended pending good behavior. He was credited with 205 days in the Belknap County House of Corrections.
A second sentence of five to 10 years for a second charge of manufacturing meth was suspended pending eight yeas of good behavior. Urbaniak pleaded guilty to both charges.
Urbaniak, 21, of 182 Blueberry Lane # 2, was arrested on July 30 after police had been investigating complaint regarding his meth-making for about one month.
Affidavits filed by Laconia Police indicate officers located one of his campsites on July 18, 2012 and found a number of ingredients commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine.
When they returned the campsite was gone and nothing but garbage was left behind.
On July 28, police received a tip that Urbaniak was setting up another campsite and a second tip from someone who saw him leaving the woods on July 30.
On July 30, police entered the woods at 10:15 a.m. and moved what they found to a safe location where it was destroyed by the New England Clandestine Lab Team.
Police said the lab was less than 100 feet from a children's play ground.
Detective found Urbaniak at 9:15 p.m. at the end of Primrose Drive.
Along with his prison sentence, Urbaniak was ordered to undergo drug treatment while he is incarcerated.