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Tanya Nicole Hodges
Friday, August 23, 2013
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
A Wirtz woman faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to possession of ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine
Tanya Nicole Hodges, 31, was indicted in July on four felony charges -- manufacturing methamphetamine, two counts of possession of ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine and child endangerment.
Through a plea agreement, the child endangerment charge was reduced to possession of methamphetamine, and one charge of possession of ingredients was dismissed along with a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine.
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Deatherage said the indictments against Hodges were placed after narcotics investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Kingston Road in April.
Investigators seized ingredients and equipment consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine, along with methamphetamine, Deatherage said.
There was no agreement on the sentence Hodges will receive.
A sentencing hearing is set for Hodges on Oct. 21 at 3:15 p.m.
A Wirtz man was also indicted in July in connection with the case.
Michael Lee Perdue, 25, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of ingredients with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine.
A trial on the charges against Perdue is set for Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. in circuit court. He is being held in the Western Virginia Regional Jail without bond.
Perdue's criminal record includes convictions for burglary (felony) and petit larceny in April 2011.