Change Of Plea Hearing Set For Tony Honeycutt In Brainerd Army Store Case

Friday, July 26, 2013

One of two brothers facing federal charges of selling at the Brainerd Army Store large amounts of ingredients allegedly used in meth production has a change of plea hearing set for Aug. 13.

Tony Dewayne Honeycutt is set to appear before Federal Magistrate Court Judge Bill Carter.

A similar change of plea had been set for Tony Honeycutt earlier, but the guilty plea did not go forward. His attorney, Steven Sadow, said at the time, "Because of the position of the co-defendant," Tony Honeycutt was not in a position to fulfill one of the requirements of the guilty plea - a "required pre-payment." 

An arraignment for the other brother, Terry Michael Honeycutt, is set for next Tuesday. He has never made a move toward a guilty plea. His attorney is Chris Townley.

The government in the original informations was seeking a $300,000 money judgment for the alleged profit on the meth materials from January 2008 to October 2010. The government was also seeking to confiscate the land and store at 5102 Brainerd Road.

A later indictment lists the forfeiture amount as $269,751.98. It does not mention confiscating the land and store.

Authorities said earlier that the store was selling large amounts of Polar Ice, which contains a high amount of iodine - a key ingredient in the production of meth.

The Honeycutts have remained free on bond. 

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