CENTRALIA MAN SENTENCED TO IDOC, FINED $20K FOR SELLING METH

CENTRALIA MAN SENTENCED TO IDOC, FINED $20K FOR SELLING METH

CENTRALIA — A 47-year-old Centralia man was sentenced in Clinton County court last week to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to one of the lesser felonies against him.

Cornell Fletcher was charged in November 2017 with Class X felony delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine and two Class 1 felony counts of delivery of between 5 and 15 grams of meth.

Fletcher agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to one of the Class 1 charges in exchange for the other two charges being dismissed.

He was sentenced to 12 years in prison to be followed by two years mandatory supervised release.

He was also ordered to pay $20,000 in fines and fees, with the $20,000 cash bond posted shortly after his arrest being applied.

According to records, Fletcher’s arrest in the case was the result of a joint investigation between the Carlyle Police Department and Centralia Police Department that led to the execution of a search warrant at his home.

Fletcher was arrested at his home in Centralia where officers recovered 413 grams of “Ice” methamphetamine, two loaded handguns, scales, and baggies.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Clinton County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.