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Grandmother gets year for making meth by grandchild
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A grandmother will serve a year in jail for her involvement in a meth-making ring next door to an elementary school in the same house her 1-year-old grandchild was living.The grandmother, Tammy Annette France, 41, entered a best-interest plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of initiating the process to manufacture meth and was ordered to serve 363 days of a nine-year sentence, pay $2,000 plus court costs, and perform 16 hours public service work.Her sentence comes after her daughter, Casey R. France, 19, was granted an eight-year judicial diversion in July on the charge of attempt to initiate the process to manufacture meth. She was also fined $3,000 plus costs and was placed on the 31st Judicial District Drug Court Program for a two-year period. The sentence means her daughter, the mother of the 1-year-old, will serve no jail time for the incident.The charges were brought against the two late last year after officers received information the women had a meth operation at their home on Towles Avenue.The location of the home, immediately beside Bobby Ray Elementary, placed it within the required 1,000-foot distance to be considered part of a school zone, thereby enhancing sentencing guidelines.