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Farmington man gets 15 years for drug offenses

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug-related offenses.

Circuit Court Judge Sandra Martinez sentenced 37-year-old Steven Wayne Myers to 15 years in prison but she will reconsider placing Myers on probation if he successfully completes a drug treatment program. He had pleaded guilty to manufacture of a controlled substance and possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to create a controlled substance.

According to court records, officers with the Mineral Area Drug Task Force observed Myers purchasing pseudoephedrine pills and another item used in the production of meth.

A confidential informant delivered a large quantity of pseudoephedrine to Myers. Officers searched Myers’ residence and found marijuana, meth and meth paraphernalia.

In another case, Randall Skaggs, 32, was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of a controlled substance.

According to court records, an officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle exceeding the speed limit on Berry Road north of Bonne Terre. The vehicle failed to yield to the officer right away.

When the officer approached the vehicle. Myers told the officer he had warrants out for his arrest and he had stolen license plates. He later told the officer he had a small bag of marijuana in his pocket.

The officer searched Myers and found marijuana and meth.

In other cases, Robert Hahn, 26, of Desloge, pleaded guilty to sale of a controlled substance (marijuana). He faces up to 10 years in prison. Two other charges were dismissed. A presentence investigation report was ordered and formal sentencing was set for April 2.

Richard Barks, 32, of Park Hills, pleaded guilty to the sale of a controlled substance (Alprazolam). He faces up to 15 years in prison. A second charge was dismissed. A presentence investigation report was ordered and formal sentencing was set for April 2.

Kimberly Mays, 32, of Park Hills, pleaded guilty to one count of issuing a check on a closed account. Several other charges were dismissed. A presentence investigation report was ordered and formal sentencing was set for April 2.

Brandon Byers, 20, of Park Hills, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. A presentence investigation report was ordered and formal sentencing was set for April 2.

Ryan Hardy, 22, of Irondale, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault. According to court records, he operated a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. His vehicle struck a tree and overturned. All three occupants were ejected from the vehicle. A presentence investigation report was ordered and formal sentencing was set for April 2.

Deanna Terry, 35, of Fredericktown, pleaded guilty to passing a bad check. A presentence investigation report was ordered and formal sentencing was set for April 2.

Steven Walker, 44, of Doe Run, pleaded guilty to stealing. A presentence investigation report was ordered and formal sentencing was set for April 2.

Drew Chatman, 26, of Hillsboro, pleaded guilty to failure to pay child support. A presentence investigation report was ordered and formal sentencing was set for April 2.

Billy Gene Cain, of Fletcher, pleaded guilty to two counts of issuing checks on a closed account. A presentence investigation report was ordered and formal sentencing was set for April 2.

Four other individuals were placed on five years of supervised probation. Among them were James Gann, 22, of Park Hills, for two counts of passing bad checks; Sheena Hance, 19, of Park Hills, for violating the probation she received for receiving stolen property; Andrew Medina, 22, of Fenton, for forgery; and Laura Wempe, 32, of Potosi, for two counts of passing bad checks.

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