Scottville man faces prison for meth, larceny

September 22, 2015
Kenneth Purple with his attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

Kenneth Purple with his attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 25-year-old Scottville man faces seven to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Sept. 22, to operating a meth lab; larceny in a building; and fourth-offense habitual offender.

Kenneth James Purple II will be sentenced concurrently on two separate files.

One count of possession of clonazepam and one count of second-degree home invasion were dismissed in the plea deal.

Purple testified that he stole silver coins valued at least $150 from an unlocked residence on North Stiles Road last April and that he manufactured meth at home on North Harrison Street.

“I got around the wrong people,” he told Judge Susan Sniegowski.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 3 at 2:45 p.m.

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