CAPE GIRARDEAU - An East Prairie couple and a New Madrid man will serve time in federal prisons on drug-related crimes.
David A. Sherrion, 47, and Sandra L. Delashmet, 47, of East Prairie, appeared in federal court Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey in connection with federal methamphetamine charges. Delashmet plead guilty and Sherrion was sentenced in relation to a methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracy.
Sherrion and Delashmet admitted that between March and April 2004 they agreed to manufacture meth at Delashmet's East Prairie residence and other locations. They divided the meth that was manufactured.
As part of the agreement, the pair gathered ingredients for the production of methamphetamine, including pseudoephedrine pills, camp fuel, matches, acetone, Red Devil Lye, Heet, hydrogen peroxide, iodine and salt. They also collected materials utilized in the manufacturing process, including plastic strainers, funnels and utensils, glass jars, a hair dryer, coffee filters and an electric skillet.
The ingredients and materials involved were seized as the result of a trash pull conducted April 16, 2004, and a search warrant was issued at the residence on April 17. A total of 59.32 grams of pure pseudoephedrine was seized.
Sherrion was sentenced to 46 months in prison on one felony count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Upon release from prison, he will be placed on supervised release for three years.
Delashmet now faces a maximum of 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine with the court imposing a period of supervised release of at least four years. She will be sentenced on April 12 in Cape Girardeau.
Jimmie Paul "J.P." Warf, 30, of New Madrid, was sentenced to 78 months in prison on one felony count of possession of pseudoephedrine, knowing it would be used to manufacture meth.
On Jan. 21, 2004, he was arrested on an outstanding warrant in New Madrid County. The arresting officer discovered that Warf was in possession of 14 blister packs of pseudoephedrine containing 252 pseudoephedrine pills (or the equivalent of 12.8 grams pure pseudoephedrine). According to Title 21 U.S.C. Section 802(34)(K), pseudoephedrine is a list I chemical. Following his arrest, Warf admitted that he intended to manufacture methamphetamine with the pills.
Upon release from prison, Warf will be placed on supervised release for three years.