Woman gets jail following meth lab investigation

ESCANABA — One of four Escanaba residents arrested last fall in connection with a meth lab at a local apartment was sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court ­Monday.

Ashley Ann Walker, 26, was sentenced to three months in jail after pleading guilty to maintaining a drug house, a two-year high court misdemeanor. She was given credit for 18 days served and was ordered to pay $758 in fines and costs.

The charge stems from an Oct. 2 investigation into a meth lab at an apartment on North 12th Street in Escanaba.

Co-defendant Jesse Allen King, 24, will be sentenced in circuit court on Feb. 10 on one count of manufacturing meth, a 20-year felony. He remains lodged in jail in lieu of a $200,000 cash or surety bond.

Co-defendant Michael Jon Walker, 37, will be sentenced in circuit court on Feb. 15 on one count of possession of meth, a 10-year felony, as a second-offense habitual offender. He remains lodged in jail in lieu of a $140,000 cash or surety bond.

The fourth defendant, Steven Alen Feavel, 37, was charged with one count of operating/maintaining a meth lab at his apartment, a 20-year felony.

Feavel was released from jail on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond. His case is pending in district court awaiting results of a psychological evaluation.

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