A Greer woman will be following her husband to prison for operating a meth lab in the state. Forty-nine year old Sandra Dean was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday in federal court in Spartanburg.
Dean and her husband, James Dean, who was sentenced in July to 87 months imprisonment, were arrested in October, 2008, following a search of their home and discovery of a "functional lab" for making methamphetamine in an "out-building" on their property.
According to information established at the court hearing on Wednesday, the Deans used addicts to purchase pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in meth, from local drug stores. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office in Columbia, most of the methamphetamine the Deans manufactured was sold throughout the Upstate.