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Rhea County woman sentenced to 138 months for making meth at home with 5 children

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A Dayton, TN, woman was sentenced to 138 month in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine.

In October 2013 Rhea County Sheriff's deputies went Misty Angel's home and caught her in the process of making meth using the "one-pot" method. According to the report Angel was high on meth at the time while trying to heat a "one-pot" meth lab with a hair dryer. Chemicals and equipment used in the manufacturing process were found inside and outside the home.

Five children ranging in ages 4 to 17-years-old were present and were taken to the hospital before being put in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.

Angel was classified as a "career offender" under federal law because she had two prior drug felony convictions, both involving methamphetamine and both involving her prior manufacture of the drug in the presence of her children. Her federal sentence reflected her prior state convictions and the substantial risk of harm that her conduct posed to her children.

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