Plea Deal In Meth Case Sends Fremont Man To Prison

A Fre­mont man was in Steuben Supe­rior Court on Mon­day, where he pleaded guilty to felony charges of deal­ing in Metham­phet­a­mine. 23-year-old Jere­miah Bates was arrested in April. Bates and 28-year-old co-defendant Christo­pher Hen­kle allegedly sold meth to a con­fi­den­tial infor­mant for $1,050 last Decem­ber. The plea deal reached yes­ter­day, calls for Bates to serve 15 years behind bars, then be placed on pro­ba­tion for five years upon his release from prison. Two other drug related cases, includ­ing a total of six charges will be dropped if the judge accepts the plea agree­ment. A sen­tenc­ing hear­ing was sched­uled for August 24th.

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