EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KSDK) - A 35-year-old Shawneetown man has been sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison for meth-related charges, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton.
Michael Lovell received 151 months in prison, three years of supervised release and a $600 fine for conspiracy to manufacture meth, possession of meth-making materials and a felon in possession of ammunition.
Between 2010 and 2012, Lovell and others manufactured meth in Saline and Johnson counties, according to Wigginton. In 2011, he was found passed out in the driver's seat of a car with the motor running and car. The car also had meth, meth-making products and ammunition. A year later, Lovell was arrested for possession of a meth lab and meth-making materials.
According to Wigginton, he received an enhanced sentence for being a career offender.