Plea Deal Reached in Gwinn Meth Case

A gwinn man whose fate was already in a jury’s hands has made a plea deal.

38 year old Aaron Armatti was charged with one count of conspiracy to provide a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Armatti owns this home on elm street in Gwinn.

A meth lab explosion there December first, critically injured a Marquette man.

Armatti says he was not at the home at the time of the incident, but witnesses testified that he knew meth was being made.

Armatti accepted a plea bargain agreement from the Marquette County prosecutor’s office after the jury had begun deliberations in his two day trial.

The felony charge could have meant 20 years in prison.

He plead guilty to one count of using a controlled substance – a one–year misdemeanor.

A co–defendant, Richard Hill, will go on trial in June.