Methkein Case Summary

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MILLERSBURG — For the second time in recent history, a man convicted of making meth has withdrawn a long-ago guilty plea in an attempt to remedy a issue created by a recent Supreme Court decision, which defeated the initial intent of his original sentence.
Troy Lastohkein, 49, who has been serving an eight-year sentence at Richland Correctional Institution, sat Thursday in the Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Rinfret's courtroom. There he withdrew his initial guilty plea to felony charges of illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine, child endangering and drug trafficking.
He immediately pleaded guilty to similar charges, which limit the mandatory time he is required to serve before being eligible for early release. The new

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