PAWNEE — A Yale woman has been convicted of endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine in Pawnee County.
A Pawnee County jury, which deliberated about 75 minutes on Nov. 1, recommended a 10-year prison term and $10,000 fine for Joyce Marie Dilley, 52, on that felony count, court officials said.
Jurors also found Dilley guilty of marijuana possession and recommended a $200 fine on that misdemeanor count.
After her trial, Dilley was released on a personal recognizance bond by Pawnee County District Judge Jefferson Sellers due to medical issues, court officials said. She was ordered to return to court Nov. 30 for sentencing.
Dilley and her co-defendant, Cari Ann Cope, 31, who was then living in Yale, were arrested south of Pawnee at State Highway 18 and the Cimarron Turnpike on Sept. 19, 2006, about 4 p.m., court records show.
The Pawnee County Drug Task Force had received a tip about 90 minutes earlier from Stockman’s Feed Store in Pawnee that Dilley had purchased two pints of iodine, an affidavit by Drug Task Force Investigator Todd Fenton said.
Dilley “was also asking for muratic acid and inquiring about other chemicals,” that could be used to manufacture methamphetamine, the affidavit said.
Two Drug Task Force investigators located Dilley’s vehicle parked in front of Hillcrest Pharmacy in Pawnee, which refused to sell Dilley pseudoephedrine cold pills, the affidavit said.
Dilley then attempted to purchase the pills at the Pawnee Drug Store, where she was also unsuccessful, the affidavit said.
Dilley and Cope then went to Cheatham’s Store, which they were observed leaving with Cope carrying two bottles of Heet, the affidavit said.
The woman then went to the IGA Grocery Store in Pawnee, where they bought six boxes of matches, one carton of sterno cooking fuel and one hot plate, the affidavit said.
Methamphetamine can be made with the items that the women had in their possession, the affidavit said.
Pawnee County Sheriff’s Captain Mike Waters followed the women in their vehicle south of Pawnee on State Highway 18, where at Lone Chimney Road, it traveled off the roadway, the affidavit said.
When Waters conducted a traffic stop on Highway 18 and the Cimarron Turnpike, “Dilley stated that she had taken some valium at her home in Yale, just prior to driving to Pawnee,” the affidavit said.
Cope said “the materials purchased in Pawnee were for a methamphetamine lab, but she didn’t know where the lab was located,” the affidavit said.
According to court records, Dilley was convicted of methamphetamine possession in Payne County in 2000 when she was given seven years’ probation and a $10,000 fine, which was suspended on her successful completion of Drug Court.
Dilley was also convicted of uttering a forged instrument in Payne County in 2000 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, records show.
The Payne County District Attorney’s Office is seeking to revoke Dilley’s probation. She is due to appear in court Dec. 21 before District Judge Donald Worthington.
Cope pleaded guilty last summer to endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine with Dilley in Pawnee County and was placed on probation for seven years, court records show.
When Cope was sentenced, she said that she worked in Cushing, but lived in Tuttle. Cope was ordered to follow a treatment plan outlined in a pre-sentencing investigation and given $950 in fines and assessments by Sellers.