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Meth Maker Gets 21 Years in Prison

An Edgewood man is headed to prison for twenty-one years following his sentence by Kenton County Circuit Judge Martin Sheehan.

Daniel Skinner, 29, pleaded guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and manufacturing meth (complicity) on July 2. He was sentenced last Monday. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Casey Burns had recommended twenty-four years in prison.

In early July, Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders explained the case to The River City News. Edgewood Fire & Police Departments were called to Skinner's residence after a report of an overdose. Gregory "Scott" Beavers was transported to the hospital and officers began questioning Skinner who told them that Beavers had taken meth that Skinner had given him.

Skinner was arrested for trafficking in meth. A short time later his mother, who lived at the same house, called police after discovering a meth lab in her garbage cans outside. The Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force was called in to disassemble and dispose of the lab's toxic chemicals. Skinner's charges then included the manufacturing of meth.

Photo: Daniel Skinner/Kenton Co. Detention Center