Centralia man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

A 43-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Friday for his role in the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine in Marion and Clinton counties.
Michael Flanagan was sentenced to 110 months in federal prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, a $200 fine and a $100 special assessment. There is no parole in the federal system.
Flanagan pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine on July 31st. He has been in custody since his arrest during the large federal drug bust in Centralia on January 6th.
Flanagan was just the latest to be sentenced in a federal investigation that led to the indictment of others in the Centralia area on meth conspiracy.
Five others were also charged with the conspiracy. James Perry Horton, David Lee Altom, and Kathy Sue Tomes have all pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Jayme Barnes and Dusty Jo Gambill were previously sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy.
U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton says information leading to the charges against Flanagan and the others was obtained in an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team and the Centralia Police Department.