A man who was operating a meth lab inside his mother’s downtown house has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
The man, James Timothy Fleenor, 45, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of initiating the process to manufacture meth. He was sentenced to eight years in prison as a Range-Two offender, meaning he must serve 35 percent of his term before being considered for parole.
Fleenor was wanted for violating his probation when deputies went to his mother’s Colville Street home to arrest him. The suspect ran out the back door with deputies in pursuit. He was tased and taken into custody a short time later.
Permission was granted to search the residence. Numerous items used in the production of methamphetamine were found during the search.
Fleenor has prior arrests for meth and had violated his probation back in 2010 for possession of the narcotic. He was on probation at that time of his most recent arrest for possession of drugs.