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Warren man to state prison for attempting to sell fake methamphetamine

A Warren man is headed to state prison for – in part – attempting to pass off baking powder as methamphetamine.

John W. Soderberg, 45, was sentenced to a total of 41-82 months in state prison on two dockets by Judge Gregory Hammond on Friday morning.

His attorney, Assistant Public Defender Mike Kitay, indicated that his client attempted to pass of baking powder as methamphetamine and noted that his client didn’t put any actual methamphetamine on the street.

At a second docket, he said his client has the stolen items at his house and is willing to give them back.

“I think the time to return property has come and gone,” Judge Gregory Hammond said.

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