CAPE GIRARDEAU - A New Madrid County man was sentenced to prison on a felony methamphetamine manufacturing charge.
George Washington Slayton Jr., 34, was sentenced to 84 months in prison on one felony count of attempt to manufacture methamphetamine. Slayton appeared before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber on Monday.
Slayton admitted that on Sept. 27, 2000, a consent search was conducted of his truck and a mobile home in Naylor. At that time numerous items used in the production of methamphetamine were seized. In addition, one shotgun and a .22 caliber rifle were seized from Slayton's truck and three additional rifles and a shotgun seized from his mobile home.
U.S. Attorney Raymond W. Gruender praised the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force, the Missouri Highway Patrol and the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department for their efforts in the case.