Three of four people charged with drug crimes after deputies found a meth operation in an unoccupied house in October have now pleaded guilty and have been sentenced.

Tammy Woodyard, who has no prior criminal history, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of chemicals used to create a controlled substance. In exchange for his guilty plea, charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and attempt to manufacture a controlled substance.

Woodyard, whose sentence will be deferred (dismissed from her record) if she successfully completes Stone County's intense 18 month drug court, was one of four people charged after their identifications were found in an unoccupied house on Everest Road where methamphetamine was being cooked.

A few weeks ago, Chad Harris, 29, Of Kimberling City and Michelle Jacques, 33, of Galena were also sentenced to drug court after pleading guilty to similar charges.

Fifty year-old Howard Boyd of Galena is scheduled to appear in court on February 13th.