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By Gary Scott on September 29, 2015 at 12:41pm

One of the eight people arrested in connection to an alleged meth lab in northeast Jacksonville in March of this year will now serve prison time.

Twenty-seven-year-old Nicole Christy of the 8-hundred block of South Fayette was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing and unlawful possession of meth, along with a two-year period of mandatory supervised release.

The prison sentence runs concurrently with unlawful possession of a credit or debit card, which carries an additional one-year period of MSR, and a charge of identity fraud.

Christy had received a drug court probation sentence as part of a plea deal in June, but a petition to revoke the probation was filed by the Morgan County State’s Attorney’s Office earlier this month.

A Jacksonville man accused of stealing donation jars from two area businesses has pleaded guilty to the charges.

Twenty-five-year-old Dustin Dawson of the 4-hundred block of West Greenwood was charged with theft under for taking the jars from a Huck’s gas station and the Jacksonville Taco Bell. He was ordered to pay $230 in restitution on top of a $510 fine.

Dawson was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to serve one year of probation.