7 convicted of meth-related charges and sentenced to prison

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ILLINOIS - The Illinois State Police have announced that seven individuals who were arrested by the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force have been convicted of charges related to methamphetamine manufacturing and sentenced to prison.

We have included the list of individuals who have been convicted of meth-related charges below:

- Daniel Pickens, 32
- Rachel Priest, 40
- Justin Pocrnich, 30
- Joshua Rodgers, 24
- Deborah Rogers, 49
- Savannah Ellis, 22
- Kimberly Barker, 34

Authorities say Pickens was sentenced to 135 months in prison for methamphetamine conspiracy, while Priest received an 87 month sentence on similar charges.  Pocrnich, Joshua Rodgers, Deborah Rodgers, Ellis, and Barker were found guilty of being in possession of meth manufacturing materials, and received 151, 87, 57, 108, and 24 months in prison, respectively.

Illinois State Police say the Effingham County Sheriff's Department, Jasper County Sheriff's Department, and Jasper County State's Attorney's Office were involved in the investigation that led to these arrests.

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