Kenneth Townsend

A 64-year-old rural Cameron man risks a three-year term in the state prison at Waupun if he violates terms of probation imposed Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in connection with a felony methamphetamine case, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.

Kenneth J. Townsend, 1391 19 1/2 St., Cameron, who was charged in May 2018, would actually serve three consecutive prison terms if probation is revoked, thanks to a pair of 2016 felony drug convictions, court records said.

Townsend’s latest arrest came after he and a codefendant were charged with selling meth to a police informant on two occasions in early May 2018.

Police who later executed a search warrant at Townsend’s home, confiscated a digital scale, meth pipes, and two packages of the drug, weighing a total of about five grams.

Townsend could have faced up to 15 years in prison and/or a $50,000 fine before reaching a deal Jan. 31, agreeing to plead guilty to a felony charge of possessing meth with intent to sell. He was declared eligible for the state’s substance abuse program, court records said.