Trial date scheduled in Caspian meth case

DANA HORTON

CRYSTAL FALLS — Trial dates have been set for a Caspian woman accused of methamphetamine charges in Iron County Trial Court.

Dana Leigh Horton, 44, will have a supplemental pre-trial conference Nov. 19 and a two-day jury trial starting Dec. 11 on charges of conspiracy to commit delivery or manufacture of meth, a 25-year felony; delivery or manufacture of meth, a 20-year felony; operating or maintaining a meth laboratory, a 10-year felony; purchase or possess pseudoephedrine to make meth, a five-year felony; maintaining a drug house, a two-year high court misdemeanor; and a habitual offender-fourth status, which increases the maximum penalty to life on each felony and 15 years on the high court misdemeanor.

Her co-defendant, 52-year-old Stephen Scott Horton of Caspian, faces the same charges and will return to court Sept. 4 for a preliminary examination.

Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team officers found an active meth lab July 20 while searching the Horton home on West Third Street, according to an UPSET news release and the criminal complaint.

Nikki Younk can be reached at 906-774-2772, ext. 41, or nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.

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