Hesperia woman pleads to operating/maintaining a meth lab

November 23, 2015
Ricky Marie Hall with her attorney, Lance Hendrickson.

Ricky Marie Hall with her attorney, Lance Hendrickson.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 35-year-old Hesperia woman pleaded guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 23, to operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine.

In exchange for Ricky Marie Hall’s guilty plea, charges of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine and operating/maintaining a laboratory in the presence of a minor were dismissed.

Hall was arrested last August by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) stemming from her involvement last March in a meth lab at her home in the 7300 block of Loop Road.

Hall testified Monday that her home was used as a site to manufacture meth by a man that she had watching her house while she was out of town. She testified that she knew meth was being produced there.

Hall will receive a jail sentence and will not be sent to prison as part of the plea deal, Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon said. Probation is likely, and driver’s license sanctions will be imposed, said Judge Anthony A. Monton. The maximum penalty for the conviction is 10 years in prison, Monton said.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 4 at 9 a.m.

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