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Man gets 12 years in methamphetamine case

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LINCOLN - A Quincy man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempting to provide methamphetamine-making materials to an undisclosed meth manufacturer.

Logan County Circuit Judge David Coogan sentenced Brian M. Moss, 38, who pleaded guilty to unlawful drug conspiracy as part of a plea agreement.

Prior to the agreement, Moss could have faced 30 years in prison.

Prosecutors said a Sangamon County sheriff's deputy witnessed Moss purchase two boxes of pseudoephedrine in August at a business in Springfield. The deputy notified state police, who followed Moss north on Interstate 55 and into Lincoln, where he purchased more of the product, prosecutors said.

He fled police on Interstate 155 but later was arrested while walking in Tremont.

Records showed the materials Moss had purchased could have been used to manufacture 22.45 grams of meth.

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LaSalle County Coroner Rich Ploch said the office received the results Wednesday, but he declined to comment on the report’s content “due to the ongoing investigation.”

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