The largest one pot meth making operation ever discovered in the State of Michigan turned up in Cass County last November.
Today, the operator of the lab, 51 year old Debra Cheatham was sentenced to spend the next six years and three months in prison.
Cheatham claimed that she had been an addict for 30-years, and that she made meth to pay the rent.
The prosecutor countered that Cheatham was a V.I.P. casino customer who used some of the cash to support her gambling habit.
Police found 174-individual meth pots during a November 2009 raid on Cheatham’s home on Calvin Center Road.
Cheatham will serve 51-months on her meth making charges, and an additional two years for a felony firearms violation.