Onekama man sent to prison for meth.

June 21, 2016
Mitchel Walkley with his attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

Mitchel Walkley with his attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 26-year-old Onekama man was sentenced to concurrent terms of three to 20 years and 17 months to 10 years in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 21, for felonies of operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

In exchange for Mitchel Jared Walkley’s pleas, one count of operating/maintaining a lab with hazardous waste and one count of manufacturing methamphetamine were dismissed.

Walkley, of 5684 Dyke St., was arrested last April by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT). He testified in April that he was in possession of a two-liter bottle with chemicals in it used to manufacture methamphetamine in the 3900 block of West US 10 in Amber Township.

Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said Walkley was making meth in the woods.

Walkley requested that Judge Susan K. Sniegowski sentence him to Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) or boot camp. Sniegowski said she will address that matter after she receives a letter from the Michigan Department of Corrections if they request boot camp.

“You clearly had some experience manufacturing methamphetamine,” the judge said.

Walkley received credit for 79 days served in jail.

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