(05/10/2006)
A Roane County man and a Clay County woman pled guilty this week to federal meth charges in Charleston, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

James Facemyer, 62, of Newton and Cheryl Metheney, 47, of Ovapa pled guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

In November 2003, Roane County deputies and state Department of Natural Resources officers executed a search warrant at Facemyer's home. They seized 179.9 grams of meth and about 235 grams of cocaine powder, according to the U. S. Attorney.

In February and March 2004, drug task force agents made controlled buys of an ounce of meth from Metheney and Facemeyer on Grannys Creek Road near Ovapa, an area not far from Murder Mountain.

Facemyer pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute five or more grams of methamphetamine.

Metheney pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth.

Facemyer faces 10 years to life in prison and a $1 million fine.

Metheney faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Both are to be sentenced July 17.


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