JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process: Nathan: I was charged with precursors for meth
manufacture of meth. I was messing around with
a girl in a motel room. The cops came into the
motel room. We had chemicals in the room and
they arrested us both. They said they could
smell it, but I think another guy that had been
there had turned me in.
JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested. Nathan: No, see above.
JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall. Nathan: 2 weeks after I was arrested, they brought me in
for a prelim hearing, but I waived the hearing
so nothing really happened except that they
reduced bond from $90,000 to $45,000 and sent me
back. I stayed in Hinds County for 11 months.
The way our court system works, after 270 days
you have to either be indicted or released.
When my 9 months was up I went back to court,
and because the results weren't back from the
chemical lab, they couldn't indict me yet. The
judge told the prosecutor that they had to
indict me within 2 months or I would be
released, and so at 11 months I was released and
hadn't been indicted yet.
JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of? Nathan: Original charges: manufacturing of meth and
possession of meth.
Convicted of: Possession of meth precursors
with intent to manufacture and possession of