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      Meth lab suspect takes plea deal

      The trial of a Gwinn man charged with operating a meth lab came to an abrupt end Thursday.

      Aaron Armatti, 38, took a plea deal after the jury deliberating his fate went home for the day. Armatti pled guilty to a misdemeanor of using a controlled substance.

      Armatti has been charged with conspiracy to use a dwelling to manufacture methamphetamine, a 20 year felony. The guilty plea could mean a one year jail sentence for Armatti. No sentencing date has been set.

      Armatti's Gwinn home exploded last December. Police later found evidence of a meth lab inside the house.