Ludington man faces 3-20 years in prison for meth lab.

September 14, 2016
James Walkley with his attorney, David Glancy.

James Walkley with his attorney, David Glancy.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 27-year-old Ludington man who pleaded guilty to operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine and possession of meth in 51st Circuit Court Monday his week faces a prison term of three to 20 years.

James Anthony Walkley, 27, and his brother, Mitchel Jarred Walkley, were arrested by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) last April after they were seen walking outside Walmart in Pere Marquette Township where a backpack that contained a meth-making materials was found in the nearby woods, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. The backpack contained Sudafed and several other products used in meth production.

James Walkley, who has been incarcerated in the Mason County Jail on a $75,000/cash/surety bond since his arrest, will be sentenced Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m.

Mitchel Walkley, 26, was sentenced to concurrent terms of three to 20 years and 17 months to 10 years for convictions operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. According to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS), Mitchel Walkley has been assigned to Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) or “boot camp.”

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