Perry County resident sentenced on methamphetamine charges

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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – A 38-year-old DuQuoin man was sentenced Thursday to more than 15 years for his role in a conspiracy to produce methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.

According to court documents, Clinton Waters pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging him to manufacture methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Waters was given nine months credit for time served.

Prosecutors said the crimes occurred in Perry, Jackson, Randolph, Williamson, and Franklin counties between 2012 and September 2014.

Waters was a meth cook and taught others how to manufacture the drug.

Three co-defendants have already been sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy. Another three co-conspirators pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.