Former Sesser Mayor Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

Former Sesser Mayor Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

SESSER (WRXX) – A former southern Illinois mayor has pleaded guilty in court to one of multiple drug-related charges against him.

Former Sesser Mayor Ned Mitchell pleaded guilty Tuesday to unlawfully permitting the use of his property for the sale of drugs.

Other charges against Mitchell, two counts armed violence, possession of a controlled substance and manufacture with the intent to deliver fentanyl near a school or park, were dismissed per the plea agreement.

In exchange for the agreement, the former mayor was sentenced to six months probation. He will also be required to pay a fine and court costs.

A search warrant executed at his home in January 2019 revealed methamphetamine and other items that were seized. Weapons seized at that time were forfeited as part of the plea agreement.

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