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A Hardin man will spend the next 30 years behind bars for selling methamphetamine.
Emmett Grieme was set to go to trial next month, but changed his mind last week and approached Ray County Prosecutor James Thompson about working out a deal.
Grieme appeared before Carroll County Associate Judge Kevin Walden this morning to face sentencing.
Walden sentenced Grieme to 15 years on two separate counts of producing and distributing methamphetamine and an additional 10 years on another related charge.
The two 15 year sentences are to run consecutively while the 10 year sentence will run concurrently with the other two.
Grieme was arrested last August by Ray County deputies after an undercover agent for the Missouri Highway Patrol purchased drugs from Grieme on two separate occasions.