A Chester man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday on methamphetamine charges, according to Donald Boyce, U.S. State's Attorney for the Southern District.
Jason Stoker, 35, pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. The offense occurred between June 2016 and Oct. 31, 2016 in Randolph County.
The methamphetamine offense carries a maximum penalty of 10 years to life in prison. The sentencing hearing on this case is set for May 11.
Stoker is also charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 28, 2016 death of Chester officer James Brockmeyer. It is alleged that Stoker led Brockmeyer on a high speed chase that led to Brockmeyer’s death when he crashed his police cruiser.
Stoker is scheduled to be in Randolph County Circuit Court on Monday for a case management conference for the murder charge. Court documents also say he is charged with two counts of aggravated feeling, a Class 4 felony, and reckless homicide, a Class 2 felony.
A trial date has not been set in Randolph County.
— The Southern