Southern IL Man Sentenced on Drug Charges
By WestKyStar Staff
MARION, IL - A Marion Illinois man has been sentenced to 240 months in prison and ten years of probation following his sentencing this week on methamphetamine conspiracy charges.
Attorney Steven Wigginton's office says 36-year-old Terry C. Zimmerman received the sentence Wednesday, following an earlier guilty plea.
Authorities say the offenses occurred in a number of southern Illinois counties between 2008 and January, 2012. Those counties include Franklin, Saline, Williamson, and Jackson.
At his sentencing Wednesday, the judge determined that Zimmerman's conduct created a substantial risk of harm to human life when he drove recklessly through a residential neighborhood and crashed into a Mt. Vernon police car with an active meth lab in his vehicle.
Zimmerman's sentence was enhanced because he had a prior felony state drug conviction.
Six co-defendants has been sentenced for their role in the conspiracy. Another has pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.