CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- A Byesville woman, charged for her part in an attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday morning.
Court records show that Judge David A. Ellwood sentenced 41-year-old Samantha A. Miller to 15 months in prison, which he then suspended in lieu of five years probation, for the attempted illegal possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. Miller pleaded guilty to that felony-four charge when she appeared in court on Sept. 19.
As a condition of her parole, Miller must also submit to regular drug screenings.
Both the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office and the Byesville Police Department executed a search warrant on May 6 at Miller's South 5th Street residence in Byesville, locating what was suspected to be a meth lab. The Washington County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Task Force had to be called in to neutralize the hazardous materials created by the operation.
Miller was arrested at the time of the bust. Miller's husband, Bruce Miller, was arrested on May 23 in Toledo.