Johnathon Fann, 30, Eldorado, was sentenced Jan. 23 by Judge Walden E. Morris in Saline County Circuit Court to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and two years of mandatory supervised release after having pled guilty to the offense of unlawful participation in methamphetamine manufacturing.
On Jan. 24, 2012, an information was filed charging Fann with unlawful participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, a class one felony. Class one felonies are punishable by a term of incarceration from four to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and a $25,000 fine.
The investigation was led by the Saline County Sheriff's Department after receiving a tip from a driver of a vehicle stopped in the roadway, according to a release from the Saline County State's Attorney's Office. The driver of the vehicle could see several bottles with tubing, foil and other items lying in the roadway next to the passenger door of a stopped vehicle, according to the release.
Saline County deputies responded and were able to conduct an investigative stop of the vehicle which revealed an active methamphetamine lab.
Assistant State's Attorney, Jason A. Olson, led the successful prosecution of Fann.