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Wykoff woman faces meth charge

From staff reports

PRESTON -- A 55-year-old Wykoff woman has been charged with conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine.

Seven charges were filed last month in Fillmore District Court against Pamela Sue Burns. She's due to appear in court Feb. 7.

Burns is charged with conspiring to make meth, aiding the manufacture of meth, attempting to make meth, engaging in prohibited anhydrous ammonia activities, possessing meth, intending to make meth and obstructing the legal process.

The conspiracy and aiding charges carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $30 million fine. The attempted manufacture charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

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The anhydrous ammonia and possession charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison. The two charges respectively carry maximum fines of $50,000 and $10,000.

The charge for intending to make meth carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The charge for obstructing the legal process carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Deputies went to Burns' home on July 5 to do a probation check of her son. According to court records, he admitted using meth. Deputies searched the home and found several items used to make meth.

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