CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Kanawha County man could serve up to 15 years in prison for grand larceny and conspiracy to make methamphetamine.
Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom handed down the sentence to William Booth, 35, on Tuesday.
The grand larceny sentence stemmed from an incident that occurred Nov. 12, 2012, when tires and wheels were taken from a vehicle parked along Kanawha Boulevard.
The drug charge stemmed from a January incident. At that time, state police troopers arrested Jodie Lee Wisen, 23, of Belle, and Booth, of Cabin Creek, on unrelated charges, according to a press release issued by the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office at that time.
Deputies removed two infants from the home after officials from Department of Health and Human Resources received reports of possible child neglect. Deputies found coffee filters allegedly containing meth.
Booth was sentenced to drug rehabilitation but said he did not complete the program because he could not afford to pay the $40 weekly fee.
However, he said he has remained drug free and volunteered to take an immediate drug test. The judge agreed and the test showed no drugs in his system.
During the time he was out of the courtroom for the test, his wife said they once had a good marriage that was rocked by his addiction. Amanda Booth said William was once a stay-at-home dad while she worked as a registered nurse. "You couldn't ask for a better husband."
She said they have been married more than 10 years and she did not know about the incident with Wisen until she saw it on the news.