EAST ST. LOUIS — Two Clay County men have been sentenced in federal court, after they each pleaded guilty in separate
cases to methamphetamine charges.
According to Stephen R. Wigginton, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 44-year-old Kevin L. Brown, of Flora was sentenced Wednesday to 188 months in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to one count of a federal indictment charging that from May 2012 to November 2014, in Clay County, he conspired with others to manufacture more than 50 grams of meth.
In a separate case, 33-year-old Christopher S. Brown, also of Flora, was sentenced too 97 months in federal prison, after he previously pleaded guilty to two counts of a federal indictment.
Those counts charged that from August 2012 to November 2013, in Clay County, he conspired with others to manufacture meth
and that between August 2012 to November 2013, he possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing it would be used to manufacture meth.
The investigation into the cases were conducted by the Flora Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force.
The cases are being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney George Norwood.