INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute man was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to drug-related charges in US District Court.

Matthew Beeler, 32, of Terre Haute received 183 months after appearing in the Southern District of Indiana and pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents, on Nov. 7, 2020, the Terre Haute Police Department and medics responded to a report of a possible heroin overdose of several persons in a Terre Haute residence. Beeler and another individual were found unresponsive, prompting medics to administer Narcan. Medics found a large plastic bag containing methamphetamine underneath Beeler’s body while trying to revive him.

While searching for other overdose victims, officers found several firearms, multiple rounds of ammunition and additional methamphetamine located in plain view in Beeler’s bedroom. Beeler had approximately 2,658 grams of methamphetamine in the residence. The drugs, guns, ammunition, digital scales, and packaging materials were all seized following the execution of a search warrant. All items were present in the home, left unsecured and accessible to children living in the home, putting the children at substantial risk.

The DEA and the Terre Haute Police Department investigated the case. As part of his sentence, U.S. District Judge James R. Sweeney II ordered that Beeler be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for five years following his release from federal prison.