Billingsby pleads guilty to meth manufacture

Billingsby pleads guilty to meth manufacture

A Dresden man charged with aggravated child abuse and methamphetamine manufacture received eight years with the Tennessee Department of Correction after pleading guilty in Weakley County Circuit Court Thursday morning.
Terry Joe Billingsby, 27, of Dresden was indicted on charges of initiating manufacture of methamphetamine, promoting methamphetamine manufacture, aggravated child abuse-attempt and Schedule II drugs in January by a Weakley County Grand Jury.
According to a press release, investigators with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department attempted to serve a failure to appear warrant for Billingsby at his residence in November 2011. The deputy apparently saw Billingsby with a bottle and he gave it to his young son in the carport, according to the release. The bottle was an apparent “shake and bake” meth lab.
Billingsby pleaded guilty to process to manufacture methamphetamine, possession with intent and a reduced charge of child neglect Thursday in court. He was sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to serve 30 percent of that sentence.

WCP 1.31.12

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