Dickinson woman pleads guilty to methA Dickinson woman who faced seven drug-related charges will serve eight years in prison if she abides by conditions set by a plea agreement, such as five years of supervised probation.
A Dickinson woman who faced seven drug-related charges will serve eight years in prison if she abides by conditions set by a plea agreement, such as five years of supervised probation.
Mary Beth Freed, 52, pleaded guilty to three of the charges at a hearing at the Stark County Courthouse Wednesday.
She was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, which is a misdemeanor, and two counts of felony delivery of meth in Stark County. She was also charged with felony possession with intent to deliver meth in Billings County.
Freed also received a suspended sentence of 12 years in prison.
Stark County State’s Attorney Jim Hope said the lengthy sentence is due to Freed’s criminal history, which includes meth-related charges.
Three lesser charges and a felony were dismissed as part of the agreement.
The Billings County charge was reduced to possession of meth as part of the agreement.
“I think it’s more than reasonable,” said Jay Greenwood, Freed’s attorney.
Freed must also forfeit her 2006 PT Cruiser, which has been impounded.
“There are substantial vehicle impoundment fees that are pending and the reason for the forfeiture is to generate the cash to pay those,” Billings County State’s Attorney Jay Brovold said after the hearing. “It’s also an additional form of punishment.”