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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 22, 2014

Two sentenced for providing precursors

By Xiomara Levsen | Mar 05, 2014

Two Washington County residents pleaded guilty to charges of providing pseudoephedrine as a precursor for making methamphetamine in February.
Christina Marie Null, 37, of Washington, pleaded guilty to sell, distribute, and/or make available pseudoephedrine with intent to use as a precursor, a Class D felony, on Feb. 13, according to her court records. She was also ordered to pay a fine of $750.
Null was sentenced to serve three years of probation and will be placed in a residential treatment facility when a bed becomes available, the court record said. Until she goes into the treatment facility she is under supervision by her probation officer.
Her terms of probation are listed as follows: Null will have to do evaluations and treatments recommended by the Department of Corrections; not use any controlled substances, enter taverns, liquor stores, or places where the main activity is alcohol sales; not have association with people who have criminal records; seek and maintain employment; set up a payment plan for restitution; and submit to drug testing as requested by the Department of Corrections and pay all costs of testing if found to be using alcohol or drugs.
According to her court records Null purchased cold medications with pseudoephedrine, a precursor for making meth, for the operators of a meth lab found at 322 N. D Ave. in Washington in March 2013. She was arrested and charged in July 2013.
Donald Carl Simmering III, 37, of Ainsworth, also pleaded guilty to selling, distributing, and/or making available pseudoephedrine with intent to use as a precursor, a Class D felony, on Feb. 13, his court record said.
Simm-ering was ordered to pay a $750 fine and was sentenced to three years of probation, his court record said. The terms of his probation include: having evaluations and treatments as recommended by the Department of Corrections; not use any controlled substances, go to taverns, liquor stores, or places where the primary activity is selling alcohol; not associate with anyone who has a criminal record; seek and maintain employment; set up a payment plan for restitution; and submit to drug testing at the request of the Department of Corrections and pay for the drug testing if found to be using drugs or alcohol, Simmering’s court record said.
Simmering turned himself in on a warrant for possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture in July 2013. The court records said Simmering provided pseudoephedrine as a precursor for making methamphetamine to Michael Joe Miller and Jeffrey Michael Marie, both of Washington, who occupied the former building at 322 North D. Avenue.

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