News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2006

Contact: DEA Public Affairs
(202) 307-7977

Illinois Man Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

MAR 11 -- EAST ST. LOUIS, IL - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on March 10, 2008, Earl R. LIPPERT, of Shattuc, Illinois, was sentenced for his role in a methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracy. On November 6, 2007, Earl R. LIPPERT entered a plea of guilty to a four count indictment charging him with one count of Conspiracy to Manufacture 500 grams or more of Methamphetamine, one count of Distributing Methamphetamine to a Minor, and two counts of Manufacture of Methamphetamine. The violations took place between January 1, 2003 and August, 2006 in Clinton County, Illinois.

Earl R. LIPPERT was sentenced to life imprisonment as to the conspiracy count. He was sentenced to concurrent terms of 480 months, 360 months, and 360 months on the other counts. Five co-defendants have previously entered pleas of guilty to count one of the indictment.

The investigation was spearheaded by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department assisted by Illinois State Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jennifer Hudson and Don Boyce.

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Case worked by TFO Dave Lanier, Fairview Heights Resident Office (RAC Mike Kress), 618-628-0025.