• Centralia man gets 5-years on meth conviction

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News

    A 45-year-old Centralia man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in Marion County court to a Class 1 charge of manufacturing less than 15 grams of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 5-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. meth arrests

    Kevin K. Berry was arrested in July after Centralia police found him with a jug containing meth in a shed behind a home in the 1,000 block of Maulding Drive in Centralia.

    In addition to the charge of manufacturing, Berry was charged with Class 2 felony possession of less than 15 grams of meth precursors and possession of meth manufacturing materials. Both were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. A separate charge of misdemeanor domestic battery was also dismissed.

    The 5-year sentence was stayed until Nov. 5, when Berry will have to turn himself in to the Marion County sheriff for processing and transport to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

    Berry was arrested with two others, 43-year-old Tina Berry and 50-year-old Tamara Thomas.

    Tina Berry has pleaded guilty to a Class 2 count of possession of less than 15 grams of meth precursors and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

    Thomas is scheduled for a Nov. 6, pretrial hearing on her one charge of Class 2 possession of meth manufacturing material.