A Hoopeston man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in two cases. 32 year old Jordan Carswell pleaded guilty to one count of methamphetamine delivery and received a sentence of four years in prison for a June 3rd incident. A Vermilion County Sheriff’s deputy responded around 5 a.m. in Potomac for a report of a suspicious vehicle stopped at a stop sign. Carswell was found to be asleep behind the wheel of the stopped but running car. Carswell was searched and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
The four-year sentence will run consecutively to a five-year prison sentence Carswell received in the second case. In that matter, Carswell pleaded guilty to bringing contraband into a penal institution. In July and August, a Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department investigator uncovered a scheme between Carswell and his girlfriend, Ashley Cornell. She would send him letters in jail which would have areas of dissolved methamphetamine.