Centralia Man Sentenced on Drug Charge
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Jason T. Bayles, 34, of Centralia, IL, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 to 100 months in federal prison for “Possession of Pseudoephedrine for the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” Bayles pled guilty to that charge on January 24, 2013.
At his change of plea hearing in January, Bayles admitted purchasing hundreds of pseudoephedrine tablets in both Marion and Clinton Counties between 2009 and 2011, knowing that these tablets would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
The investigation which resulted in Bayles’ conviction and sentence was conducted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.