Centralia Woman Sentenced On Federal Drug Charges

BENTON – A Centralia woman was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to five years in federal prison on federal drug charges. U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton says besides prison time, 36-year-old Jayme Lee Barnes will also have four years of supervised release following her time behind bars, pay a $200 fine and a special assessment of $200. There is no parole in the federal system. Court records showed that on June 9 of this year, Barnes entered a guilty plea to an indictment charging her and others with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and possession of a listed chemical –pseudoephedrine – knowing it would be used to manufacture a controlled substance. The conspiracy is alleged to have existed from Feb. 28 through Oct. 1 of last year in Marion and Clinton counties. Information leading to Barnes’ conviction was obtained in an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department. They were assisted by the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team and the Centralia Police Department.