Pinckneyville man sentenced for meth making

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BENTON, MO (KTVI) – A 35-year-old Perry County man was sentenced last week on a methamphetamine offense, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.

Herman Sims Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine on November 4.

According to court documents, Sims Jr. stole anhydrous ammonia and used that to cook meth with others, between 2012 and December 2014.

Sims Jr. was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release.

Co-defendant Jamie Trzinski was sentenced to 57 months in prison for her role in the conspiracy. Three additional co-defendants already pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.