• Centralia man receives federal sentence

    by  • May 30, 2013 • News

    The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced that 34-year old Jason T. Bayles of Centralia was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in East Saint Louis to more than eight years in federal prison for “possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.”

    Bayles pleaded guilty to that charge on January 24, 2013. At his change of plea hearing in January, Bayles admitted purchasing hundreds of pseudoephedrine tablets in both Marion and Clinton counties between 2009 and 2011, knowing that the tablets would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

    The investigation which resulted in Bayles’ conviction and sentence was conducted by the Marion County Sheriff’s office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.