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Dodd sentenced to 19 years
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A meth-maker who ran from authorities has been given a 19-year prison term.The man, Ernest W. Dodd, was sentenced to 19 years by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley on combined charges of initiating the process to manufacture meth and resisting arrest. His prior criminal record led to his being sentenced as a Range-Two offender meaning he must serve 35 percent of his sentence before first chance of parole, meaning he must serve a little over six years before coming up for early release.His sentence comes after he was linked to a meth-production ring. He was arrested on outstanding warrants when residents on Lyndon Street called police and told them a man was lying in the road and yelling in the West Riverside neighborhood.When officers arrived, they said they found Dodd lying near the edge of the road.