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      Prison time for man guilty of meth charges

      Todd Wentworth

      An Ishpeming man who pled guilty to conspiracy to operate a meth lab was sentenced on Wednesday morning.

      Thirty-one-year-old Todd Wentworth was ordered to serve seven to twenty years in prison.

      He was wanted by police in January and was considered armed and dangerous during a three-day search. Wentworth pled guilty by reason of mental illness.

      He was scheduled to be sentenced in August, but his lawyer requested more time for family letters to be submitted to the court in an effort to have Wentworth serve his time in jail, rather than prison.

      Wentworth spoke before the judge on August 28, asking for a chance to better himself.

      "I'm more than willing to work to better myself, but I can't do that if I have no way to do that," said Wentworth.

      Judge Thomas Solka responded that treatment is determined at sentencing and administered after.

      Wentworth has three previous felonies on his record.