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Aviston Man Sentenced to Prison for Rolling Meth Lab Crashing into Centralia ESDA Truck

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A 35-year-old Aviston man has been sentenced to five years in prison in connection with charges filed after he drove his car, which contained a rolling meth lab, into the rear of the Centralia ESDA Director's truck.  

Clinton County State's Attorney John Hudspeth says Shawn Smith was also ordered to make $5,056 in restitution to pay for the damages to the ESDA truck and to reimburse the City of Centralia and State Police Meth Response Team for the cost of their emergency response to secure and clean up the crash site.  The accident occurred on West McCord Street adjacent to Fairview Park.  

The pool closed for the night due to its close proximity to the wreck.  Several homes were also evacuated as a precaution.  Smith had earlier pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth manufacturing materials and participating in meth manufacturing in connection with the incident.   There were no injuries in the June 15th accident.  Hudspeth told the court it took the Meth Response Team three hours to dismantle the mobile lab and allow activity in the area to return to normal.      

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