A Sardinia man was sent to prison for four years on Tuesday after he pled guilty to illegal assembly charges in two separate Highland County cases.
Shawn Reese, 26, was taken into custody in Highland County Common Pleas Court after judge Rocky Coss ordered the sentence.
Court records show Reese pled guilty to illegal assembly of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine in two separate cases.
In a bill of information, Highland County Prosecuting Attorney Anneka Collins said that Reese assembled or possessed lithium batteries, peroxide, ammonia, muriatic acid and damprid, among other items, with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
As part of a joint recommendation between the state and the defense, Reese will be eligible for judicial release to the STAR Community Justice Center for the appropriate treatment after serving one year of his sentence, dependent on good behavior.
Coss said if he learns Reese has not behaved well in prison, he will not grant judicial release.
Also Wednesday, Brittney Edwards, 26, Hillsboro, was granted judicial release from prison to the STAR Community Justice Center effective Sept. 12.
Coss said Edwards was sentenced to 54 months in prison Dec. 29, 2015 after she pled guilty to trafficking heroin and aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, both third-degree felonies.
Coss ordered three years of community control sanctions for Edwards effective on her release date.
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