Former Sesser mayor facing drug charges

Sesser meth arrests

SESSER, IL (KFVS) - The former mayor of a southern Illinois town is facing drug charges.

According to Sesser Police, officers executed a search warrant at a home in Sesser, Illinois and found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Two people at the home, Ned Mitchell, 70, and Elaina Kays, 42, both of Sesser, Ill. were arrested on Jan. 15.

Court records show Ned Mitchell was charged with manufacturing-delivery of fentanyl, possession of a controlled substance, (2) armed violence, and permitting unlawful use of a building.

Kays was charged with manufacturing-delivery of fentanyl, possession of a controlled substance, (2) armed violence.

The possession charge is a class 4 felony. The rest are class x felonies.

According to Sesser Police, officers executed a search warrant at a home in Sesser, Illinois and found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

If guilty of a class x felony, the court cannot sentence the defendant to probation and has a minimum sentence of 6 to 30 years in the department of corrections.

Michell was mayor of Sesser from 1979 to 2013.

He was also appointed to the state senate in 1999 to fill the unexpired term of Jim Rea.

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