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      Three sentenced in federal drug operation

      A federal judge sentenced three McDonough County men to prison in a large-scale investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing.

      Jason Beans, 30, of Table Grove, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

      Clark Robertson, 31, of Astoria, received 17 and a half years.

      And Shawn Easley, 36, of Macomb, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

      The men were arrested as part of Operation Saddle Up, federal and local law enforcement effort targeting meth making and distribution. The operation has resulted in more than 100 arrests thus far.