By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
An Appanoose County man originally charged with two meth-related criminal offenses was sentenced March 16.
Jeffrey Dwayne Richmond, 42, of Centerville, entered into a voluntary, negotiated guilty plea agreement to the reduced class D felony charge of possession of pseudoephedrine. Richmond was originally charged with the class C felony of controlled substance violation and the serious misdemeanor purchase of 7,500 milligrams of pseudoephedrine.
On March 16 Judge Kirk A. Daily in the Appanoose County Courthouse sentenced Richmond to five years in state prison, suspended to five years probation with the Department of Corrections, credit for any time served and a fine for his guilty plea to the reduced charge.
Judge Daily March 16 dismissed the serious misdemeanor charge of purchase of 7,500 milligrams of pseudoephedrine.
Richmond was arrested on Dec. 14, 2010 at 1110 E. Cross St., Apt. 2 in Centerville following a search warrant executed by the Centerville Police Department and the South Central Iowa Drug Task Force. Items used to manufacture meth were seized as a result of the warrant included camping fuel, filters, rubber gloves, digital scales, packaging materials, unknown liquids, pseudoephedrine packaging and drug paraphernalia.
According to Iowa Courts Online, Richmond owes $1,415.11 for this case.