An Assumption resident has been sentenced to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after entering a negotiated plea Wednesday morning. 21-year-old Timothy M. West pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful participation on methamphetamine production. West along with two others, 61-year-old Edgar S. Boone of Pana and 29-year-old Jonathon G. Hamilton of Pana, were arrested in January after a traffic stop in which methamphetamine was discovered in their vehicle. Boone was reportedly arrested on the scene. West and Hamilton were not taken into custody until authorities later searched the Assumption residence where the vehicle was reportedly seen parked and found more methamphetamine. Charges are still pending against Boone and Hamilton.
West was also given a three year term of mandatory supervised release and court costs in the plea deal.