A 36-year-old Lempster man pleaded guilty to several methamphetamine charges Thursday, and will spend one year in state prison as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Police arrested Joshua Bush back in December at his 123 South Pitkin Road home after reports of suspicious activity, and a subsequent warrant led the discovery of a methamphetamine lab.
Bush was originally charged with manufacturing meth – which carries a penalty of up to 30 years in prison – but those charges were reduced to attempted manufacturing and possession as part of the plea arrangement. Bush will also have to undergo counseling while in prison, and pay a $500 for each of the two charges.
A second individual, 31-year-old Heather Davis, was also arrested as a result of the Dec. 26 police search, and remains in county jail on charges of possession of a controlled drug and conspiracy to manufacture meth.
Davis’s bail has been set at $25,000 dollars.