TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute man will spend up to 17 years behind bars in federal prison after being sentenced for methamphetamine distribution.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Indiana, Cameron Aue, 38, of Terre Haute pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Aue was arrested on July 26, 2020, after investigating officers had learned he would be traveling to Indianapolis to purchase drugs for resale. Aue was arrested when returning to his apartment, and reportedly granted officers permission to search his vehicle. Officers found a backpack containing 245 grams of methamphetamine and $1,000 in cash.

Police said Aue admitted that he had purchased the meth in Indianapolis with the intent to re-sell it to individuals in Terre Haute.

Wednesday, Aue was sentenced to 17 years in prison. Officers with the Vigo County Drug Task Force as well as the DEA Indianapolis Field Office assisted in the case.