Meth Distributor Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Jeremy P. Devaisher, 42, of Brighton, IL, was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in prison for methamphetamine-related charges on July 6, 2023.
Devaisher was arrested in Alton in January 2022 while on mandatory supervised release from the Illinois Department of Corrections for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. Officers from the Alton Police Department were conducting a traffic stop of a vehicle that Devaisher was a passenger in when the vehicle suddenly pulled into a residential driveway. Devaisher exited the vehicle, refused the officer’s commands to stop and stay with the vehicle, and then attempted to enter the residence, which did not belong to him. Once Devaisher entered the house he was tased, arrested, and discovered to be in possession of a large amount of crystal methamphetamine and packaging materials for drug distribution.
A federal grand jury indicted Devaisher on March 22, 2022, with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and he pled guilty on March 20, 2023.
The Alton Police Department conducted the investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration.