The short answer is yes. Sounds if the DA has cut a deal with the co-conspirators for testimony or some other reason. Whoever this is they need an attorney ASAP if they don't have one. Meth charges carry some serious jail time. Wish them luck.
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Yes. It is not uncommon for a DA to reduce the charge of a person.
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Yes they can and often do to assure the codefendants will testify against the "ring-leader."
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