UPDATE 6/9/2014 3:30 PM
A man arrested in a meth lab bust in November faced a judge for sentencing Monday.
Police say Michael Butcher had a meth lab at a home on Kemper Street in Parkersburg.
Butcher was sentenced Monday to one to five years for attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab, with credit for 219 days.
However, his sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years.
UPDATE 4/9/2014 4:50 PM
Facing one to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
One man pleads guilty.
According to Wood County prosecutors Michael Butcher pleaded guilty to conspiracy to operate a meth lab.
His change of plea was granted by Judge Waters.
Butcher was arrested in November 2013 after police found a meth lab at a home on Kemper Street.
His sentencing is set for June.
Authorities bust another local meth lab.
It happened on Kemper Street around 6:30 Saturday night.
59-year-old Michael Butcher and 36-year-old Dennis Crockett have been arrested following a complaint of strong chemical odors coming from a Parkersburg house.
Parkersburg Police say Butcher gave his consent to allow officers to search the home.
That's when police say they located parts of a meth lab in the basement.
Officers later found Crockett hiding in the attic of the home.
He was wanted on a felony warrant related to a another meth lab bust in august.
The Parkersburg Task Force assisted police with their investigation.
Butcher is charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine lab.
Crockett is charged with another count of attempting to operate a meth lab.
The pair could face up to ten years in prison.
This latest bust makes 33 for the year for the Parkersburg Task Force.
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