Flora man sentenced to 18 years in fed prison on meth charges

BENTON — A 40-year-old Clay County man was sentenced today to 18 years in federal prison on methamphetamine charges.

Jason Shadle Photo courtesy Robinson PD
Jason Shadle
Photo courtesy Robinson PD

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Jason L. Shadle, of Flora, was sentenced to 216 months in federal prison, to be followed by four years’ supervised release, and fined $200.

Shadle had previously pleaded guilty to four counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from January 2011, until on or about April 8, 2014, in Clay County, Shadle conspired with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Count 2 charged that on May 3, 2012, in White County, Shadle possessed equipment, chemicals, products, or materials which may be used to manufacture methamphetamine, knowing, intending, and having reasonable cause to believe, that those items would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Count 3 charged that on April 7, 2014, in Crawford County, Shadle possessed equipment, chemicals, products, or materials which may be used to manufacture methamphetamine, knowing, intending, and having reasonable cause to believe, that those items would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Count 4 charged that from January 2010, to on or about March 25, 2014, in Clay County, and elsewhere, Shadle possessed Pseudoephedrine pills, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pills would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Flora Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.