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Cheatham pleads guilty in meth case

Published 10:12am Tuesday, February 9, 2010

CASSOPOLIS – Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz convicted Debra Cheatham, 51, of 64989 Calvin Center Road, Calvin Township, Monday of the following charges:

• Conspiracy to Maintain a Methamphetamine Laboratory (20 years).

• Manufacture of Methamphetamine (40 years with double penalty provision).

• Maintaining a Methamphetamine Laboratory (40 years with double penalty provision).

• Maintaining a Laboratory involving Hazardous Waste (40 years with double penalty provision).

• Delivery of Methamphetamine.

• Possession Methamphetamine (20 years with double penalty provision).

• Double Penalty Provision

• Felony Firearm (two years).

ª Felony Firearm (two years).

• Felony Firearm (two years).

• Felony Firearm (two years).

Felony Firearm (two years).

These offenses occurred as a result of incidents which were charged as occurring on or about Nov. 17, 2009, at Cheatham’s 64989 Calvin Center Road address.

At and around this address, more than 150 one-pot methamphetamine labs were found.
Cheatham’s conviction resulted from a plea.

Co-defendants David Blankenship and Brittia Anderson have already pleaded in this matter.
Cass County Circuit Court Judge Michael Dodge took Cheatham’s guilty plea. Sentencing is set for March 26 at 8:30 a.m. in Cass County Circuit Court.

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