Booth convicted on possession charge
The Washington County Attorney’s office reported Thursday afternoon that following a two-day trial, Amy Erin Booth, 33, of West Chester, was convicted of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent that it be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
A sentencing hearing was set for May 23. Booth faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $7,500 for the Class D felony.
According to a press release, the conviction stems from Booth’s involvement in a meth manufacturing conspiracy operated by Jeffrey Marie and Mike Miller at 322 N. D Ave. in Washington. As a result of an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Washington Police Department, it was determined that Booth purchased pseudoephedrine on six different occasions from Sept. 16, 2012 to Feb. 26, 2013. Pseudo-ephedrine is a key ingredient or precursor needed to manufacture methamphetamine. After deliberating for a little over an hour, the four-man, eight-woman jury unanimously convicted Booth.