Woman pleads guilty to meth possession

April 13, 2015
Bunting

Bunting

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — The 25-year-old Muskegon County woman who was wanted by police in connection to a meth lab bust last January in Greenwood Township and is also facing charges in Muskegon County for a meth-lab house fire in North Muskegon last February pleaded guilty Monday, April 13, in 27th Circuit Court to one count of possession of methamphetamine in connection to the Oceana County incident.

“I was just staying there for a couple days and the house got busted,” Magen Sue Bunting testified Monday. “I was using (meth). I was not making it.”

Oceana County Prosecutor Joe Bizon told Judge Anthony Monton that Bunting’s jail time will be capped at 30 days in exchange for her guilty plea. A discretionary jail sentence will also be imposed, Bizon said. The sentencing guidelines for the conviction are 0-6 months, he added

Bunting, who is free on bond, is set for sentencing May 27 at 9 a.m.

Co-defendant Jay Jacob Ball is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine; operating a methamphetamine laboratory within 500 feet of a residence; and felony firearm. Co-defendant Samantha Jean Fitzgerald, who is currently lodged in the Newaygo County Jail, pleaded no contest to maintaining a drug house last February in 27th Circuit Court and has not been sentenced yet.

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