A 34-year-old Centralia man pleaded guilty Thursday to manufacturing methamphetamine and received eight years in prison in exchange.
William Evans could have received between six and 30 years on the Class X felony. A second count was dropped.
In August of last year, police patrolling an area hit by burglaries investigated a shed with its lights on and approached, thinking it was a burglary in progress.
Instead, an officer smelled an odor that tipped him off. Three arrests were made. A co-defendant awaits prosecution; another has pleaded guilty and was admitted to Drug Court.