(KMOV) – A St. Charles man was found guilty by a jury on Friday of manufacturing methamphetamine.
James Leroy Cartwright, was found guilty by a St. Charles jury on Friday of one count of manufacture of a controlled substance
According to court documents, Cartwright was charged with manufacture of methamphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia after detectives from the St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant and found chemicals and items commonly used in making meth.
Following the investigation, Cartwright admitted to authorities to being an active meth user.
Cartwright faces up to 16 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
According to authorities, Cartwright has previous convictions for stealing, violation of an order or protection, aggravated stalking, DWI, resisting arrest, as well as various drug offenses.
Cartwright remains in custody, and sentencing was deferred to December 9.