Former guest director receives sentencing for drug possession

James Vaughn



Gerald McIntyre, 51, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana in Vanderburgh County Superior Court Thursday.

The former USI guest director received an 18-month sentence for possession of cocaine, a class D felony, and a one-year sentence for possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor. Both charges were suspended, contingent upon his completion of drug abuse probation.

McIntyre was hired by the university last spring to direct “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.”

He was arrested Feb. 5, at his on-campus apartment after a United States Postal Service inspector became suspicious of a package he was delivering to McIntyre.

The package contained cocaine, marijuana, hash oil and hashish.

McIntyre posted a $500 bond Feb. 6, and returned to New York, where he permanently resides.

The court allowed McIntyre to transfer his probation to New York.

According to court documents, McIntyre works for Norwegian Cruise Lines and “will need to go to Germany” from Dec. 4 to Dec. 25, “for work purposes.”

The court will enter final judgment of conviction at McIntyre’s next hearing, scheduled for March 5, 2015.