An Eldon man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a large-scale conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Cole and Callaway County area, as well as his attempted jail escape. Mitchell Atterberry, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 15, 2013, Atterberry pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy to escape from custody, and attempted escape from custody. Co-defendant Tami Jo Zeugin, 38, of Fulton, pleaded guilty on Jan. 9 to her role in the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and awaits sentencing. The total methamphetamine seized from Atterberry and Zeugin during the course of the investigation is 54.14 grams. Officers also seized a total of $20,939.