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Tower Hill Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Meth Distribution

A Tower Hill man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.  68 year old John W. Stevens was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 years for the offense of unlawful possession with intent to deliver between 4 and 15 grams of meth with a prior unlawful possession of meth manufacturing chemical conviction.  The offense is a Class 1 Felony with a sentencing range of 4 to 30 years. 


The original incident took place on January 13, 2022.  The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on a trailer in Tower Hill.  The Central Illinois Enforcement Group Task Force assisted and law enforcement located between 5 and 15 grams of meth, two portable scales used for weighing illegal drugs, numerous used syringes, $5,000 in US currency, and Bluetooth cameras on all sides of the residence that played surveillance on a television located in Stevens’ bedroom.


Stevens has been arrested multiple times including 1977, 1981, 1994, 2001, and 2015.  Shelby County States Attorney Nichole Kroncke commended the investigative efforts made by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group Task Force. 

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