Restaurant manager's meth recipe lands him in prison

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) – On Tuesday a Butler County Missouri judge sentenced Dennie Bratcher to 14 years in prison for making meth inside a restaurant.

Bratcher was a shift manager at a Cape Girardeau Sonic.

In January, after the restaurant had closed for the night, police say they found him in the kitchen cooking up a batch of meth.

Bratcher pleaded guilty to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and 22nd degree burglary.

He was sentenced to 14 years in prison; however, he could be released early.  In 120 days prison officials will recommend to a judge whether he should receive early release or serve out his entire sentence.

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