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Grimm Enters A Guilty Plea

By Staff | Dec 24, 2014

Aaron K. Grimm, 20, of New Martinsville, pleaded guilty Dec. 11 to attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

Grimm was sentenced to one-to-three years in jail and will be released after 120 days. He will then serve two years of supervised probation, with the condition of drug court included.

While giving a background of the offense, Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught said New Martinsville Police Department was conducting an undercover investigation into methamphetamine production and obtained a search warrant. Upon execution of the search warrant, it was discovered that Grimm was attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, through the “shake and bake” method. A vodka bottle and two-liter bottle were both seized. The West Virginia State Police examined both and determined that Grimm was attempting to manufacture meth. Claritin D and lithium batteries were also both discovered.

Haught said because of Grimm’s young age and no prior criminal history, along with his cooperation and confession, the state agreed to allow him to enter a conditional plea, as well as have the benefit of drug court. If Grimm successfully completes drug court, he can return to court and plea to a lesser offense.