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      Beardstown man gets 12 years in meth conviction

      A Beardstown man will spend more than a dozen years in a federal prison after his sentence on drug charges.

      Clay Lewis, 38, pleaded guily in April to charges of conspiracy to manufacture meth.

      Lewis was arrested in September 2012 while he was on probation on a state felony drug charges.

      Prosecutors said Lewis operated a meth lab out of his home in the 200 block of Clay Street.

      A co-defendant in the case, 30-year-old Kyle Hogan, is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 19.