Port William man who trafficked crystal meth gets 8-year prison term

By Gary Huffenberger - ghuffenberger@aimmedianetwork.com




WILMINGTON — A Port William man received an eight-year prison term for trafficking crystal meth, hydrocodone, pregabalin and LSD.

Stephen T. McManima, 26, who had a Main Street address in Port William, already was imprisoned in a Warren County case when he was sentenced this month in Clinton County.

The local case dates back to Aug. 8, 2016 when close to a pound of crystal meth was seized at McManima’s residence in the small village of Port William. The street value of the crystal meth was about $45,000 to $50,000, according to Major Brett Prickett of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, who spoke for a News Journal report shortly after the discovery.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office was assisting the Warren County Common Pleas Court’s probation department to check on McManima at his residence. McManima’s case in Warren County was drug-related, too.

Pregabalin is used to treat painful nerve diseases. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication.

In a plea agreement between the defendant and prosecution, McManima agreed to forfeit $711 to the county sheriff’s office. He had that much in his possession on Aug. 8, 2016 when law enforcement personnel arrived at his residence.

Sitting Judge William B. McCracken granted McManima 366 days of jail time credit toward the prison term.

In an unrelated sentencing, Robert Lee Stewart, 42, of the New Vienna area, was recently sentenced to prison for five years for making meth, stealing three lawn chairs from an elderly person which is a protected class, and receiving stolen property — a golf cart.

When reporting for a courtroom hearing in the case in January, Stewart tested positive for opiates and morphine, according to a court paper.

In addition, he had an unexcused absence from a court hearing in July, and on Aug. 1 at another scheduled court hearing Stewart tested positive for fentanyl.

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By Gary Huffenberger