Energy, Illinois, Woman Convicted Of Methamphetamine Offenses
On February 25, 2014, a jury in the United States District Court in Benton, Illinois, convicted Dana L. Gulley, 42, of Energy, Illinois, of buying pseudoephedrine for others knowing the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
The evidence during trial showed that Gulley had purchased cold pills on 8 occasions between September of 2011 and February of 2012 that were used by others in Williamson County to make finished methamphetamine. Pharmacy records demonstrated that Gulley had bought the cold pills at three different pharmacies in Williamson County. The jury deliberated for approximately 30 minutes before returning its verdict. Gulley now faces up to 20 years in prison, a $500,000 fine, and up to 6 years of supervised release.
The investigation was conducted by the Illinois State Police, Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Marshals Service, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Christopher Police Department, Sesser Police Department, West City Police Department, and Zeigler Police Department. The trial was presented on behalf of the Government by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas E. Leggans.