Coulterville man gets eight years in prison for manufacturing meth

A 32-year-old Coulterville man is headed to prison after admitting to collecting ingredients used to make methamphetamine and also to possessing the drug.

Brian T. “Squirrel” Lane will spend more than eight years in prison. A federal judge handed down the 100-month sentence Friday.

Court papers show that between 2013 and 2015, Lane and other co-defendants were manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine in Randolph, Perry and Jackson counties.

Police said Lane was responsible for buying pseudoephedrine—an ingredient used to make the drug—and also for collecting it from others. At one time he possessed almost 152 grams of the precursor and 2 grams of the drug.

After serving the prison term, Lane will be on probation for three years.

Lane and five other co-defendants pleaded guilty to the charges filed as a result of the investigation. Those five co-defendants are awaiting sentencing. Four other co-defendants who have pleaded not guilty will go on trial April 18.