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Duo pleads guilty to meth crimes

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By Susan Sharp

Samuel Duran Chapman and Angel Satina Bailey now know their fate for a February meth arrest.

On Monday the pair appeared in criminal court clad in their jail attire and shackles. It is a look Chapman will have to get use to.

After admitting his guilt to the attempted initiation to manufacture meth, Chapman was sentenced to spend six years behind bars. Throughout the proceedings, he grinned often.

Bailey, who plead guilty next, received probation.

Combining her outstanding cases, that included the February arrest, Bailey pled guilty to possession of a schedule II controlled substance for resale, simple possession of drug paraphernalia and the promotion to manufacture meth. She was given 60 days to serve and credited for the time she has already spent incarcerated. Bailey was also sentenced to five years probation and fined a total of $300 along with court costs. She must also forfeit $2,000. The LaFollette Police Drug Fund will receive half as will the Eighth Judicial Drug Task Force.

On Feb. 7 LPD Officers Corey Taylor and Daniel Terry responded to a suspicious person call at 514 South Eighth Street.

When they investigated, Chapman was found in the vehicle. The officers also learned he was wanted on outstanding warrants for probation violations.

 Bailey, who was riding shotgun, was also allegedly found to be in possession of pills she had no prescription for as well as a “small joint of marijuana.”

As the officers continued their search they began finding meth lab components which led to the discovery of an active lab, Det. Lt. Monty Miller said at the time.

“There was a cook in process in the bed of the truck while they (Chapman and Bailey) were in the cab,” Detective Sgt. Jason Henegar also said.

The duo was removed from the truck and placed in hazmat suits due to contamination issues.