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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 3, 2014

Murphysboro Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On February 28, 2014, Michael R. Jines, a/k/a “Mikey,” “Pill Mike,” 33, of Murphysboro, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on a one-count indictment, charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Jines, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine offense, was sentenced to 96 months in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, and fined $400. The offense occurred between January 2013 and June 2013 in Jackson County. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Jines was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Jines recruited others to purchase pseudoephedrine for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.

Updated February 19, 2015