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(Stillwater, Okla.) — An ex-convict has been given a 17-year prison term for manufacturing methamphetamine at a rural Stillwater trailer home on S. Brushcreek Road, where he was staying with a couple — who were also charged in the drug case.

Brian Scott Prince, 47, a former Ripley resident, was originally charged with Corey Leon Barber, 33, and Sherrie Lynn Snyder, 31, with drug trafficking at the couple’s home where their young daughter also lived.

After the drug trafficking count was dropped against the ex-convict, Prince — who has been jailed since his arrest by the Payne County Sheriff’s Office — pleaded guilty last week to manufacturing methamphetamine at the couple’s home, concealing stolen property, being a felon in possession of a firearm and having drug paraphernalia, all in February.

Prince also pleaded guilty to a separate charge of possessing a pickup truck at the couple’s residence — that had been stolen in January from a car dealership in Ardmore.

As part of a plea bargain approved Friday by District Judge Phillip Corley, Prince was given two 17-year prison terms, two 10-year prison terms and one one-year prison term, all to be served concurrently with each other and any unserved time on the Kay County drug charges on which he was paroled.

Barber, one of his original co-defendants, remains in the Payne County Jail on $100,000 bail pending a July 15 pre-trial hearing on charges of drug trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine at the residence.

Snyder, his other original co-defendant, pleaded guilty on May 11 to manufacturing methamphetamine and possessing drug paraphernalia at the residence — after conspiracy, drug trafficking and gun counts were dropped against her.

She was given a 10-year sentence, all suspended except 120 days in jail, by Special District Judge Katherine Thomas, who ordered her to enroll in and successfully complete the Payne County Drug Court program, along with paying $300 in fees.

All three were arrested after Payne County Sheriff’s Deputies Dan Nack and Gregg Russell went to the couple’s residence on Feb. 17 — to serve a Carter County arrest warrant on Prince that had been issued two days earlier for vehicle theft in Ardmore, court records show.

Prince was found hiding in a closet in the trailer — which had a strong chemical odor associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine, Nack wrote in an affidavit.

“Corey (Barber) stated that Sherrie (Snyder) just left to pick up their daughter from school,” according to the affidavit.

After Prince was arrested, the deputies obtained a search warrant for the residence — where stolen property including a television and swords were found, along with 103.9 grams of liquids that tested positive for methamphetamine, the affidavit alleged.

The sheriff’s deputies also located a stolen handgun, knives, birth certificates and checkbooks, as well as the stolen pickup, the affidavit alleged.

The state Department of Human Services took into custody the couple’s daughter who was at school, the affidavit said.

Pseudoephedrine logs indicated that each of the three adults had recently purchased 2.4 grams of the substance used to manufacture methamphetamine, the affidavit alleged.

Barber allegedly admitted that he was involved in the meth lab, the affidavit said. Barber said that Prince had been staying with them for two or three days, the affidavit said.

Prince had been paroled in December 2009 after serving about six and one-half years of a 20-year prison term for possession of a precursor to manufacture a drug and drug possession in Kay County in 2003, state Department of Corrections records show.

Prince also was convicted in Payne County of possession of a firearm and a drug in 1998, both after a felony conviction, and possession of drugs in 1995, DOC records show.

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