Two men sentenced in meth conspiracy case


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

BENTON, Ill. - The discovery of a meth conspiracy has led to the sentencing of two southern Illinois men.

On August 15, 36-year-old David A. Shockley of Murphysboro and 36-year-old Steven A. Zweigart of Steeleville learned they'll spend the next few years in prison.  This after the two pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine charges.

According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton, the men committed the crimes between January 2011 and January 2013 in Perry, Jackson and Randolph Counties.

For his part in the crime, Shockley was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by five years supervised release and fined $600.

Zweigart was sentenced to 14 years in prison, followed by four years supervised release and fined $600.

Five co-defendants have already been sentenced in the case.  Five others have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.