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Posted on Thu, Dec 1, 2011 : 9:21 a.m.

Woman charged with operating Pittsfield Township meth lab working toward plea deal

By Kyle Feldscher

One of the two women charged with operating a meth lab in a Pittsfield Township condo will return to court in three weeks as negotiations for a plea deal continue.

Winona Day, who was 32 when she was charged in September, will be back before Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Archie Brown at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Day has been charged with operating a lab involving methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine.

Day was arrested in September after officers from the Livingston and Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team (LAWNET) raided the condo where she lived with Karen Felton, who also has been charged in the case.

LAWNET investigators seized a couple of grams of methamphetamine and found various items used to produce the drug in the condo, according to police. Among the items were fuel, drain cleaner and battery acid, according to LAWNET records. The condo was deemed hazardous, and the Michigan State Police Methamphetamine Investigation Team cleaned it up.

Day and Felton were forbidden to live at the home by Washtenaw County 22nd Circuit Court Judge Timothy Connors after Washtenaw County Public Health Department officials filed papers to ban the condo from being occupied, according to court records.

Day stated in court on Wednesday that she now lives in Almont and works in Royal Oak. She said she has been clean from drugs since her arrest.

“I have not been on any controlled substances,” Day told Brown during her hearing. Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Fri, Dec 2, 2011 : 11:45 a.m.

What about all the people they may have hooked on Meth with their little enterprise? Aren't they responsible for that?


Fri, Dec 2, 2011 : 3:27 a.m.

These women need more than a slap on the wrist, to say the least. But of course, this is Washtenaw County, land of revolving door justice. How about some jail time, so they think before setting up a meth operation in the future.


Fri, Dec 2, 2011 : 3:25 a.m.

Where are the photos of Ms Day and Ms Felton? What was the specific condo complex where the crimes took place? Once again, incomplete reporting.


Fri, Dec 2, 2011 : 2:44 a.m.

"She said she has been clean from drugs since her arrest" I congratulate her on this but at the same time it has not been very long. It is very easy for drug users to fall back into using. Maybe she doesn't need jail, but she needs some serious rehab time and community service to prove that she realizes the danger that she put herself and innocent neighbors in.


Thu, Dec 1, 2011 : 4:41 p.m.

This bust probably is going to drive the prices up for the big John Sinclair convention.


Thu, Dec 1, 2011 : 3:33 p.m.

Big WHOOP, where she lives, where she works, means nothing to me. Both women should have gone directly to jail from Pittsfield Twp. In my eyes, a plea deal would not be an option.


Thu, Dec 1, 2011 : 3:17 p.m.

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Thu, Dec 1, 2011 : 2:56 p.m.

These women should absolutely not be walking around free. This drug is the worse thing to come down the pike ever. The misery it causes to the users and their families is unbelievable. A person who is manufacturing it needs to be out of society. If the local schools don't have programs talking about this drug then they are probably too late. I wish all of us would educate ourselves on this issue. Interestingly enough, Hitler was said to have been on this drug.


Thu, Dec 1, 2011 : 9:36 p.m.

Basic Bob, I would think that if your are operating a meth lab that you are a drug pusher. Don't drug pushers go to jail? It has only been two months.

Basic Bob

Thu, Dec 1, 2011 : 7:18 p.m.

She's not using or manufacturing and will pay the price for her crime. That's works for me. She is even supporting herself which she could not do in prison.