JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 19-year-old Belle Rive man has been sentenced to 5-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, on a felony conviction for delivery of methamphetamine.
Christien D. Akers was sentenced in Jefferson County Court today after he pleaded guilty to delivery of less than 5-grams of meth – a Class 2 felony, in exchange for a Class 3 felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm being dismissed.
Akers was arrested in June when a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle found Akers and 19-year-old Amber Tolliver, of Salem, sleeping in the car.
According to Jefferson County Sheriff Travis Allen, deputies reportedly located items within the vehicle that tested positive for meth, along with meth making materials, hypodermic syringes, and a meth lab in the trunk. In July he was sentenced in that case to 48 months probation.
He was then arrested in August with 23-year-old Aaron Sanders, after a search warrant was executed on a Mt. Vernon home Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High Risk Team say they recovered quantities of methamphetamine, meth manufacturing materials, digital scales, packaging materials and a firearm.