McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

May 13, 2013

McAlester man gets prison time in meth case

By Rachel Petersen
Staff Writer

McALESTER — A McAlester man was recently sentenced to serve time in prison after pleading guilty to having methamphetamine manufacturing materials.

Paul D. Foust, 45, was first charged with making methamphetamine in December. The charge against him was amended in February and on May 3, Foust pleaded guilty to felony possession of methamphetamine and felony possession of a precursor substance with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

Foust was sentenced to 15 years, with the last eight years suspended. He was also fined $50,515 (with $49,500 suspended).

According to court records, Foust was riding a bicycle Dec. 17 at the intersection of A Street and Cherokee Avenue when he collided with a vehicle. When police arrived on the scene, according to an affidavit, officers found numerous items associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine in Foust’s possession.

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