Lewis County man faces 30 years in prison for making, dealing meth

Associated Press

A Lewis County man faces up to 30 years in prison after admitting to possessing, distributing and intending to manufacture methamphetamine.

Posted: Apr 7, 2021 4:59 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A Lewis County man faces up to 30 years in prison after admitting to possessing, distributing and intending to manufacture methamphetamine.

Charles, W. Whitcher, 41, pleaded guilty to distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and maintaining a drug-involved premises.

Whitcher confessed to distributing meth he had made in his home between August and September of 2019. He said he used the “one pot” method, by combining pseudoephedrine and other ingredients to make meth that he would sell or exchange for more pseudoephedrine.

In 2003, Whitcher was also convicted in federal court for his involvement in a conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

He faces up to 30 years in prison with six years to life under supervised release.

Whitcher will be sentenced on Aug. 11.

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