Centralia man sentenced for meth-making enterprise

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KPLR) – A 51-year-old Centralia man was sentenced last week to more than seven years in federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine manufacturing enterprise, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.

According to court documents, Craig Heitkamp cooked meth from May 2010 to June 4, 2014, using pseudoephedrine pills he either bought from stores or obtained from other people. He would pay those individuals with cash or the meth he’d manufacture.

Heitkamp was convicted of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and using a controlled substance while in possession of firearms.

Heitkamp was sentenced September 4 to approximately 87 months in prison, followed by 12 months of supervised release. He was also ordered to forfeit his firearms.

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