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Meyer-Dutton pleads guilty to meth charges

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If Jeanifer Meyer-Dutton abides by conditions set by the court, including five years of supervised probation, she will serve three years in jail.

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The 30-year-old Dickinson resident pleaded guilty to two counts of delivering methamphetamine, possession meth and theft of property during a hearing at the Stark County Courthouse Friday.

"It's very important that you follow all the terms and conditions of the probation and they're going to look at you for a period of five years once you get out," said Judge William Herauf.

In September 2010, Meyer-Dutton delivered about 3.5 grams of meth to a confidential informant, according to her criminal complaint. She also stole about $950 in merchandise from Wal-Mart in July 2010, Stark County State's Attorney Tom Henning said after the hearing.

"While they were searching her, she had a syringe in her purse which she said she had used to shoot up meth with," Henning said.

She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia for the syringe, but it was dismissed as part of the plea agreement she entered.

Henning said the three years sentence offers punishment and treatment.

"By all appearances, she's an addict and her sales were to be able to acquire more methamphetamine and it appears that the thefts were done for the same things," Henning said. "So that's what you have is another example of the horrible effect that methamphetamine has on people and the lengths to which they will go to get it."

Herauf allowed her to be released from jail until Monday morning so she can get her affairs in order before serving her sentence.

Herauf ordered she participate in an alcohol monitoring program over the weekend and asked if there has ever been a problem with her coming to court.

"No sir, I've never had a problem showing up for court," Meyer-Dutton said.

Her attorney, Kevin McCabe was unavailable for comment Friday.

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