CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Portageville man entered a guilty plea to a felony drug charge in federal court.
Jeffrey D. Creasy, 23, entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to unlawfully possess pseudoephedrine on Tuesday.
With his plea, Creasy admitted that on or about May 12, during a vehicle stop in New Madrid County, officers found numerous items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine in his vehicle. Prior to the stop a passenger in Creasy's vehicle, Ronald Hall, who is a co-defendant in the case, threw a plastic bag containing 75.6 grams of pure pseudoephedrine out the passenger-side window.
Officers drove back to the location where Creasy's vehicle was originally observed and found a gallon-size plastic bag containing torn photo-lithium battery pieces. According to officers who had observed the vehicle, Creasy and Hall were stripping batteries to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Creasy now faces a maximum of 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release. Sentencing is set for Feb. 4.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bootheel Drug Task Force and the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department.