Leader of East Central Illinois Methamphetamine Manufacturing Conspiracy Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

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Published on November 22 2013 9:16 pm
Last Updated on December 3 2013 9:46 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A Chicago man convicted of leading a methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracy that operated in east central Illinois has been ordered to serve 20 years in prison.

24-year-old Deandre D. Haynes was sentenced earlier this week.  A jury convicted Haynes in May of conspiring with others to manufacture 500 grams or more of meth from April 2011 to March 2012 in Coles and Macon counties, conspiracy to possess and distribute pseudoephedrine, and possession of pseudoephedrine.

Haynes' co-defendants have also been sentenced after each entered respective pleas of guilty to a single count of conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute.  Five co-defendants in all pleaded guilty and were sentenced including Zachary D. Gordon of Shelbyville who was sentenced in July to 13 years and two months in prison. Other co-defendants are from Chicago, Sullivan and Belleville.

The investigation was conducted by the East Central Illinois Task Force and the FBI.