• Two Centralia men sentenced to IDOC

    by  • August 30, 2013 • News

    A nine year prison sentence has been handed down to a 40-year-old Centralia man facing a meth charge. prison-bars-thumb23796959

    Howard Mays pleaded guilty to felony possession and manufacture of meth during a final pre-trial hearing yesterday.

    Mays was arrested January 24th during a traffic stop in Central City for a headlight being out. Mays was found to be driving on a revoked license. A subsequent search of the vehicle with a K-9 unit turned up meth.

    Another meth conviction led to a 39-year-old Centralia man being sentenced yesterday to nine years in prison

    Richard A. Warren pleaded guilty to meth possession and aggravated battery.

    Because of his criminal history, prosecutors sought a Class X conviction, which carries a mandatory six to 30 years in prison.

    The battery charge was the result of an incident involving a correctional officer at the Marion County Jail. He got six years for that, plus three years for the meth possession charge.