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Guilty plea in meth case

Brandon Johnson

A Craig woman pleaded guilty Monday to methamphetamine possession, a charge that could send her to prison for 15 months.

Teri Kay Willey, 35, pleaded guilty in 14th Judicial District Court to felony possession of less than 1 gram of meth.

The plea was part of an agreement with prosecutors that stipulated a judge would sentence Willey to a maximum of 15 months in the custody of Colorado Department of Corrections. The 15-month sentence will be followed by one year of parole.

In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors dropped a more serious charge of possession of more than 1 gram of meth against Willey.

A judge will sentence Willey, who is on probation for a conviction from Delta County, in June.

Local narcotics officers arrested Willey and her husband, James F. Willey III, 27, at the couple’s Craig home in November. Both were charged with meth possession.

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James Willey was sentenced in February to four years in the custody of the Department of Corrections for possession of meth.

Teri Willey was arrested on another meth charge in January after a traffic stop.

Deputy District Attorney Andy Heyl said the possession charge Willey pleaded guilty to Monday stemmed from her second arrest.

Heyl said he expects Willey’s attorney to ask the judge to sentence her to probation at next month’s hearing.

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