Man sentenced to 30 years for dealing methamphetamine at Plainfield hotel

Stephen H. Hoop, II, was sentenced to 30 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections after police recovered approximately 12 pounds of marijuana and 13.8 grams of methamphetamine at a hotel in 2018. (Hendricks County Prosecutors Office)
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DANVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) — A judge sentenced a 41-year-old man to serve 30 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections for dealing methamphetamine at a Plainfield hotel.

In August 2018, Plainfield police recovered approximately 12 pounds of marijuana and 13.8 grams of methamphetamine from a hotel room at the Budget Inn, along with paraphernalia, scales, baggies, a rifle, ammunition and currency.

Stephen H. Hoop, II admitted to selling the drugs. Text messages from Hoop's phone showed various drug transactions to multiple people for numerous types of drugs in large quantities.

In December 2019, Hoop was found guilty on the following charges:

  • Dealing Methamphetamine, a Level 2 felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine while in Possession of a Firearm, a Level 3 felony
  • Dealing in Marijuana, a Level 5 felony