Centralia Man Sentenced For Probation Violation

(SALEM, IL) — A 20-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Tuesday in Marion County court to 3-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he admitted to violation of probation stemming from a 2016 conviction for possession of meth precursors. Gage Devers was originally charged in January 2016 and charged with Class 2 felony possession of less than 15 grams of methamphetamine precursors after he was arrested for providing another person with the pseudoephedrine necessary to manufacture meth in exchange for $50 cash and $50 worth of meth. Devers pleaded guilty a few weeks after his arrest and was sentenced to 4-years probation, 60-days in jail with credit for 15-days served and ordered to complete drug and alcohol treatment. His probation was revoked in September and he was sentenced to another 4-year probation term, 60-days in jail with 12-days served and ordered to pay court costs. However, he again violated the terms of his probation and it was terminated Tuesday as unsatisfied and he was sentenced to 3-years in prison to be followed by 2-years mandatory supervised released. Devers was recommended for impact incarceration and was again ordered to pay court costs.