A Suffield couple caught manufacturing methamphetamine in their residence and in the presence of children in July 2012 have pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
Briana A. Park, 33, and Robert D. Tompkins, 32, both of 767 Mishler Road, recently pleaded guilty in Portage County Common Pleas Court to drug-related charges, as well as one count each of child endangering.
Park pleaded guilty to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony, and a bill of information charging her with child endangering, a third-degree felony. Tompkins pleaded guilty to one count of permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony, as well as a bill of information charging him with child endangering, a third-degree felony.
A bill of information is a charging document similar to an indictment. Sentencing in Judge John Enlow's courtroom is pending pre-sentence investigations.
Park, Tompkins and Michael C. Stewart, 48, of Akron, were arrested at 767 Mishler Road on July 19, 2012, after the drug task force served a warrant there based on a two-month investigation into illegal methamphetamine manufacturing.
Stewart pleaded guilty to illegal manufacturing of drugs, a second-degree felony, and aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, just prior to the start of his trial on drug charges in Portage County Common Pleas Court on Dec. 19, 2012.
Judge John Enlow then sentenced Stewart to a total of three years and six months in prison on both charges. Enlow also fined $7,500, but later waived those fines and court costs because under Ohio law, Stewart was indigent and unable to pay, according to court records.
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