Man Who Made Crystal Meth at Motel 6 to Serve Two Years

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The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse. (Staff Photo)

A James City County man will serve two years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine in a room at the Motel 6 on Richmond Road last year.

Jeremiah McKown, 29, was arrested after a search of his hotel room at the Motel 6 in October 2014. McKown and several others were caught in the room with items necessary for making meth, including lithium batteries and lighter fluid.

Once in police custody McKown admitted to making crystal meth. He appeared before the Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court last June to plead guilty to one count of manufacturing methamphetamine with an intent to sell.

In exchange for a guilty plea, the prosecution agreed to drop a second charge, a felony count of conspiring to violate the Virginia Drug Control Act.

When he reappeared before the court Monday he was sentenced to five years in prison with three years suspended, leaving him to serve two years total. Upon his release he will remain on probation for seven years and will have to pay court costs totaling $695.

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