By Pat Maurer
Benjamin Quinn Bristol, arrested for having a mobile meth lab in his vehicle, pled guilty to that charge and another for the possession of Marijuana July 17, and was sentenced in Circuit Court Monday by Judge Roy Mienk.
The charges stemmed from a February 27 traffic stop on Bristol’s vehicle at the Marathon Gas Station on First Street in Harrison. When Deputy Aaron Miller contacted Bristol he saw a “clear plastic two-liter bottle with a cloudy liquid substance and sold chunks floating in it.” Miller called for assistance from BAYANET. The two-liter bottle is commonly known as the “one pot” method for methamphetamine manufacture.
Bristol was originally facing more felony and misdemeanor charges including four drug related counts and a second or subsequent offense notice.
The other charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.
Mienk sentenced Bristol to:
*from five to 20 years in prison with credit for 181 days served;
*one year in jail for the second count with credit for 181 days served (both to run concurrent);
*restitution to the Harrison Fire Department for $248.76 and restitution to BAYANET for hazardous waste cleanup totaling $2,404.80;
*$118 in State costs, $130 in crime victim rights fee and $1,500 in fines, costs and attorney fees.