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Woman goes to prison in meth case

Jan. 02, 2013 @ 11:36 PM

IRONTON -- A Huntington woman was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison in a meth case in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Jennifer Hinchman, 35, of the 1100 block of Waco Road, Huntington, pleaded guilty to illegal manufacture of methamphetamine. She was sentenced to prison by Judge D. Scott Bowling, He also fined her $7,500 and suspended her driver's license for a year.

In other cases:

Robert B. Williams, 32, of the 1000 block of Carlyle Drive, Coal Grove, pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence. He was sentenced to three years in prison by Judge Charles "Chuck" Cooper. Cooper also suspended Williams' driver's license for 20 years and fined him $1,500. Williams also admitted violating term of community control sanctions and was sentenced to eight months in prison. That sentence is to run concurrently with the three-year prison sentence.

Thomas Gamble Jr., 30, of Chapman Road, Greenup, Ky., pleaded guilty to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments. Gamble was sentenced by Bowling to 17 months in prison. Gamble also was fined $3,750 and had his driver's license suspended for a year.

Kimberly G. Karnes, 46, of the 1100 block of Sunset Terrace, Milton, was sentenced to a year in prison for receiving stolen property.

Justin L. Layman, 27, of County Road 15, Chesapeake, pleaded guilty to theft of a firearm and theft. He was placed on community control sanctions for four years and ordered to successfully complete a four-to-six month program at the STAR Community Justice Center in Franklin Furnace, Ohio.

Philip G. Yates, 21, of the 1500 block of South 4th Street, Ironton, was placed on community control sanctions for four years for two counts of intimidation of a witness and criminal trespassing. Cooper also ordered him to complete the program at STAR.

n Kenneth P. Holtzapfel, 33, of the 500 block of Railroad Street, Ironton, admitted violating community control sanctions. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and was ordered to continue on community control sanctions.

Joshua D. Mullens, 26, of Private Drive 1068, Ironton, pleaded innocent to a charge of theft. Bond was set at $10,000 and a pretrial was set for Jan. 16.

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