Half a Century of Imprisonment Possible for Meth Trafficking
By Jacob Mathias
A Stevens Point woman faces over 50 years imprisonment after being charged with possession of multiple drugs and maintaining a drug trafficking place.
Shannon Meating, 36, made her initial appearance in Portage County Circuit Court on May 9.
Meating was arrested on April 29 after her home on the 1400 block of Torun Rd. was searched by Stevens Point police, in conjunction with the Central Wis. Drug Task Force. The search was executed at 1:45 PM, according to the criminal complaint.
Upon arrival, Meating admitted to have methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia inside a fire safe in the home, from which investigators would uncover 10.13 grams of methamphetamine, a pipe, a digital scale and 2.04 grams of marijuana, according to the complaint.
Police also found another 30.76 grams of methamphetamine, more drug-related paraphernalia and 1.07 grams of cocaine.
Meating admitted to selling methamphetamine to multiple individuals over the last month and a half, and also provided a list of her customers to the task force, the complaint reads.
Meating has been charged with felonious possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, second offense, which carries up to a $100,000 fine, or 31 years imprisonment or both if convicted. Her second offense of maintaining a drug trafficking place adds up to $10,000 fine, or seven years and six months imprisonment, or both.
Second offenses for cocaine and THC possession both add another three years, six months imprisonment each, or a $10,000 fine or both if convicted. Two counts of felony bail jumping add more $10,000 fines, or six years imprisonment or both for each count if convicted.
Meating is currently being held on a $1,500 cash bond. She returns to court on May 23 at 3:00 PM for a preliminary hearing.