Woman pleads guilty to endangering child, making meth

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | 12:36 p.m. CDT; updated 5:33 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 12, 2011

COLUMBIA — A woman pleaded guilty to the manufacturing of a controlled substance and child endangerment on Wednesday.

The woman, Christine Poynter, 30, was arrested in August after the Boone County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department found a methamphetamine lab in the home she was living in at 5407 Kelsey Drive in Columbia with Blake Robbins, who was also arrested.

According to previous Missourian reporting, both suspects were charged with manufacturing a controlled substance and the endangerment of their 4-year-old son. Relatives took custody of the boy.

Robbins was sentenced on Oct. 3 to five years in prison for each charge, to be served consecutively. 

Poynter, with her attorney, Stephan Bell, appeared Wednesday before Circuit Judge Christine Carpenter, who will decide Poynter's sentence. 

In court, Boone County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Hicks asked that Poynter be sentenced to serve consecutive sentences of eight years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine and five years for child endangerment.

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