Centralia Man Sentenced to 3 Years in IL DOC

Centralia Man Sentenced to 3 Years in IL DOC

A 27-year-old Centralia man was sentenced to 3-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty Tuesday in Marion County Court to a 2016 charge of Class 4 felony theft.

Donald Hemmings was given credit for time served. He will serve the 3-year sentence from Marion County consecutively to a 2-year sentence handed down in Fayette County on a methamphetamine-related conviction.

In exchange for his guilty plea, misdemeanor charges of possessing drug paraphernalia and resisting a peace officer were dismissed, as were all charges included in a 2017 case charging him with four Class 2 felony counts delivery of methamphetamine and two Class 2 felony counts delivery of heroin.

The 2017 charges stemmed from an eight month operation by Centralia Police that targeted the sales and distribution of meth and heroin in the community. Hemmings was extradited in August from Indiana on the warrant stemming from that operation.

In addition to his prison sentence, Hemmings will have to serve one-year mandatory supervised release upon completion of his prison term.