Meth-lab fire gets man prison term for arson, drug manufacturing
BY BILL BRAUN World Staff Writer
Monday, April 02, 2012
A Tulsa man was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday on arson and meth-manufacturing counts related to a fire at his house.
Johnny Allen Farris, 44, pleaded guilty to second-degree arson and manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance.
Firefighters quickly contained a house fire in the 5600 block of North Elgin Avenue on the afternoon of Feb. 21 and found materials consistent with the making of methamphetamine inside the residence, according to a Tulsa Fire Department spokesman.
Farris was arrested at the scene, police reported.
In a plea agreement accepted by District Judge James Caputo, the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office amended the arson count from first-degree to second-degree status. With that change, Farris is not required to serve 85 percent of his seven-year prison term before being eligible for parole or release.
A count of possessing a firearm while in the commission of a felony was dismissed.
Johnny Allen Farris