A Norris City man will spend nearly 12 years in federal prison.

Rejino L. Deen, 31, was sentenced in federal court here Monday to 140 months’ imprisonment, a $200 dollar fine and three years of supervised release following his incarceration.

Deen pleaded guilty here April 8 to possession of a listed chemical (pseudoephedrine) knowing it would be used to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Stephen R. Wigginton, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, said the violation took place from about May 2007 through August 2010 in Saline, White and Williamson counties. Deen admitted to the court that he obtained pseudoephedrine pills for use in manufacturing meth.

This investigation was conducted jointly by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Illinois State Police and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force Offices. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael C. Carr.

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