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Bonne Terre man gets prison time for making meth

FARMINGTON — A rural Bonne Terre man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for making meth.

On Friday, Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte sentenced Christopher J. Duperron, 31, formerly of Bonne Terre, to 14 years in prison for attempt to manufacture meth. The sentence will run concurrent, or along with, the sentence he is already serving at Northeast Correctional Center in Bowling Green.

According to court records, he attempted to make meth on Jan. 11, 2007, in a residence on Hillsboro Road where four children under the age of 9 lived.

As part of the plea agreement, four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, three counts of possession of a chemical with intent to make meth and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

Vanessa Renee Holt, 30, of Farmington, was sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the probation she received for possession of a chemical with intent to create meth.

James D. Crump, was sentenced to four years in prison for violating the probation he received for passing a bad check.

Placed on five years of supervised probation were Mitchell L. Johnson, 20, of Park Hills, for passing a bad check; and Jeremy W. Douglas, 27, of Ironton for failure to pay child support.

Scott Wallace withdrew his guilty plea to driving while intoxicated after successfully completing the drug court program Sept. 10.

Teresa Ressel is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-431-2010, ext. 179 or at

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