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A 29-year-old man faces up to five years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine in the Motel 6 on Richmond Road.
Jeremiah McKown accepted a plea deal Monday that calls for him to plead guilty to one count of manufacturing methamphetamine with intent to sell it. In exchange for his plea, the prosecution will not bring back the felony charge of conspiring to violate the Virginia Drug Control Act.
Williamsburg-James City County Commonwealth’s Attorney Nate Green said in the days leading up to Oct. 9, Williamsburg Police received information about a meth lab in room 207 of the Motel 6.
Officers searched the room after obtaining a search warrant and found McKown and others in the room with items necessary for making meth, including lithium batteries and lighter fluid, Green said.
McKown admitted to police in an interview he had been making crystal meth, Green said.
A criminal complaint against McKown shows he confessed he intended to sell the drug.
McKown will be sentenced for the crime at 9 a.m. Aug. 5.