Meth Cleanup Contractor To Change Plea In Jackson
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee contractor charged with illegally certifying that homes where methamphetamine was produced were livable again plans to change his plea from not guilty.
Online records show Douglas McCasland plans to change his plea at a hearing scheduled for July 2 in federal court in Jackson.
McCasland has pleaded not guilty to charges of mail fraud and making false statements regarding the proper cleanup of houses where meth had been produced.
Under state law, all harmful meth residues must be removed from a house before people can live in it again. Contaminated homes are placed on a state quarantine list until they are certified for re-habitation.
An indictment said McCasland failed to properly clean the homes, and then illegally cleared them for re-habitation.
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