Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

April 21, 2014

Effingham man gets five-year sentence for meth lab

Bill Grimes
Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — An Effingham man was sentenced to five years in prison Monday on a charge of participation in methamphetamine manufacturing.

Terry L. Mays, 41, pleaded guilty in Effingham County Circuit Court during a brief Monday hearing. Judge Allan Lolie accepted the plea and imposed the five-year sentence. Mays could have received up to 15 years in prison on the Class 1 felony.

Mays had been arrested March 23 at his Franklin Avenue home in Effingham after police were called to the home on a reported domestic disturbance. While there, police found remnants of a meth lab in the home and backyard.

Co-defendant Sharon Hobbs, 40, faces a June 17 pre-trial and July 7 jury trial date. She is free on $1,000 bail.

Both Mays and Hobbs had been indicted by an Effingham County grand jury last week.

Bill Grimes may be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 132, at bill.grimes@effinghamdailynews.com, or via Twitter @EDNBGrimes.