Orrville woman sentenced for having chemicals used to make meth

WOOSTER -- An Orrville woman who admitted to having chemicals used to make meth in her residence while on probation was sentenced to Stark Regional Community Correction Center.

Amy L. Morrison, 28, 822 W. Church St., was sentenced by Wayne County Common Pleas Judge Corey Spitler to three years of community control for one count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony.

She faced a maximum of three years in prison and was instead ordered to SRCCC. Spitler ordered her to be held in the Wayne County Jail until a bed became available (estimated for May 8) at the inpatient treatment facility.

Morrison's attorney, public defender Heather Hillary, said because of her addiction issues and lack of prior court issues that Morrison would make a good candidate for the program.

"Since this (incident) I've tried to do what I need to do to be productive," Morrison said during her sentencing on April 30. She added she has tried to stay away from people involved in drugs as she has two children she hopes don't end up in the court system.

Morrison added the last time she used was a week prior, which led Spitler to order she spend time in jail before her SRCCC stay.

Morrison pleaded guilty to the felony charge after she was indicted on two counts of operating a methamphetamine lab. In exchange for her guilty plea, the state dropped the other felony she was indicted on -- another count of illegal manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony.

Don Hall, senior agent with the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency, said chemicals used to make the drug were found at Morrison's residence in Orrville while she was on probation.

The lab was not an active cook, he said.

According to court records, Morrison was on probation for a case in Wayne County Municipal Court for misdemeanor counts of petty theft and complicity.

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