Quincy woman admits to buying pills for meth makers

Danielle Wolkitt
Posted: Mar. 8, 2013 5:54 pm Updated: Mar. 22, 2013 9:15 pm

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

A Quincy woman pleaded guilty Friday for her role in a December methamphetamine bust.

Danielle D. Wolkitt, 39, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of meth precursors. In exchange for her guilty plea, all other charges against Wolkitt were dismissed. She was originally charged with aggravated unlawful participation in meth manufacturing, the most serious of meth charges.

Wolkitt could receive between three and seven years in prison when sentenced April 18 by Judge Scott Walden. She also is eligible for probation.

Wolkitt was one of five people arrested Dec. 19 at a residence in the 2000 block of Hampshire. She pleaded guilty to supplying pseudoephedrine for the meth-making operation at the residence.

First Assistant State's Attorney Gary Farha said Wolkitt bought pseudoephedrine, one of the key ingredients in making meth, four times between August 2012 and the time of her arrest. Farha said she bought pseudoephedrine three times within a 30-day period, which forced her to be blocked from buying on Dec. 9.

During a preliminary hearing in January, Farha said Wolkitt and Frank J. Mullet, who was also arrested that day, were complicit in the manufacture of the drug.

"They allowed it to be made in their house and took meth for rent," Farha said.

Wolkitt has been free since posting $1,000 in bond on Jan. 7.

Mullet pleaded guilty last month to a charge of unlawful use of property. He could be sentenced to between three and seven years in prison, but he also is eligible for parole. He will be sentenced March 22.

One other person arrested in the bust has pleaded guilty, and another is set to enter a guilty plea.

Rita R. Black, 25, entered a guilty plea last month to a lesser charge of methamphetamine manufacturing of less than 15 grams, a Class 1 felony. As part of the plea agreement, Black could be sentenced to no more than seven years in prison. Sentencing in her case is set for March 20.

Sheldon L. Broome, 33, is scheduled to enter a guilty plea on Wednesday. He has been lodged in the Adams County Jail since his arrest in lieu of a $150,000 bond.

The fifth person who was arrested -- William J. Mullet, 21, Frank Mullet's son -- had his case placed on the May jury docket earlier this week. He has been lodged in the Adams County Jail since his arrest in lieu of a $25,000 bond.