Centralia man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A 38-year-old Centralia man pleaded guilty Monday to multiple felonies tied to the methamphetamine drug trade, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.

According to court documents, a federal grand jury handed down an indictment against Walter James Henson in November 2014.

Henson pleaded guilty to possession of equipment, chemicals, products, and materials with intent to manufacture methamphetamine (Count 1), and possession of pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to manufacture meth (Count 2).

Count 1 carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. Count 2 carries a 20-year prison max, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

A sentencing date was not announced.

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