Shawneetown Man Sentenced on Meth Charges
WSIL -- A Gallatin County man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on federal drug charges.
Michael A. Lovell, 35, of Shawneetown, was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 151 months in prison for conspiracy to manufacture meth, posession of meth-making materials, and being a felon in possession of ammunition.
Prosecutors say Lovell was involved in making meth in Saline and Johnson Counties between August 2010 and August 2012.
In addition to his prison sentence, Lovell was also fined $600.
The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Vienna Police Department, Saline County Sheriff's Office, Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
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