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Mother, son plead guilty to manufacturing meth

Wednesday, December 5, 2001

A Jackson, Mo., mother and son pleaded guilty to felony drug charges in U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau.

Deborah Ing, 40, and her son, Wesley Ing, 21, both appeared Monday before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel on methamphetamine charges.

Deborah Ing pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. She faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison and $4 million in fines.

Wesley Ing pleaded guilty to one felony count of aiding and abetting the attempted manufacture of methamphetamine. He faces a possible maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and $2 million in fines.

Sentencing for both is set for March 4.

Their cases stem from an April 24, 2000, search for drugs at the Ings' home at 3777 County Road 607. Officers found a meth lab with ingredients to make the drug.

Officers from the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force and Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department worked together on the case.

With her plea, Deborah Ing admitted that she and some partners decided in 1999 to set up a meth lab. In her plea, she admitted to specifically manufacturing meth on April 22, 2000.

With his plea, Wesley Ing said that some of the items seized under the warrant were his and that they were used to make meth.

Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Abbie Crites-Leoni prosecuted the Ings.

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