The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

August 23, 2013

Man pleads guilty to meth charges

By Samantha Pidde Herald Staff Writer
The Clinton Herald

---- — CLINTON — Another individual connected with a May methamphetamine bust has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and possession charges.

Seth Green, 40, entered pleas of guilty to conspiracy to manufacture meth and possession of meth precursors, with the intent to manufacture, on Thursday morning. As a Class C felony, conspiracy to manufacture meth carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Possession of precursors, a Class D felony carries as much as five years.

Green was arrested after Camanche and Clinton police conducted a search on May 17 at 620 Third Ave., Camanche. The investigation began in January. The search revealed items consistent with the manufacture of meth.

Charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in excess of 10 grams, possession of meth precursors and child endangerment were filed against Kimberly Lane, Green, Charles McKenrick, David P. Shamp and Nathan Green. An 11-year-old boy was found to live in the home as well.

Assistant County Attorney Amanda Meyers will not seek any enhancements on the charges and recommends the sentences be served concurrently. A charge of child endangerment will be dismissed.

Last week, Lane was sentenced for conspiracy to manufacture meth and child endangerment. Nathan Green pleaded guilty to manufacturing meth and child endangerment on Aug. 8 and will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Sept. 5.

Shamp received a suspended prison sentence for possession of meth precursors and McKenrick was sentenced to as much as five years in prison each for possession of meth precursors and child endangerment.