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Eldorado man sentenced in US District Court on meth charge

An Eldorado man was sentenced to eleven years in federal prison on Wednesday at the US District Court in Benton.

36 year old David E Garris II was charged with possessing with intent to distribute 39 grams of methamphetamine according to acting US Attorney James Porter.

Garris was arrested by Illinois State Police after a routine traffic stop on March 21, 2015 in Saline County.  He was found to be in possession of the drugs and $4180 in cash.  At the time of his arrest, Garris was on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections after a five year sentence for possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials.

The case was investigated by the Illinois State Police and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force.