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Farmington man pleads guilty to drug charges

FARMINGTON – A Farmington man faces seven years in prison after pleading guilty to several drug-related charges.

James Christopher Amsden, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of meth and four counts of possession of a chemical with intent to create meth. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 2 before Circuit Court Judge Sandra Martinez.

According to court records, an officer pulled Amsden over and arrested him on a Ste. Genevieve County warrant for drugs Jan. 17, 2004. The officer searched the vehicle and found a meth lab in his truck.

Amsden was arrested again June 9, 2004, after a person reported suspicious activity in a house. Officers searched the property and found a working meth lab.

In other cases, Anjel Oeth, 21, of Bismarck, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault-vehicular. According to court records, Oeth drove a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and caused the injury of another person.

Darrell Sansoucie, 22, of Bonne Terre, was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary. The sentence will run concurrent to any other sentence he is serving.

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