• Centralia man gets eight years in meth conviction

    by  • June 14, 2013 • News

    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.