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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Perry County Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On February 12, 2014, Michael J. Lasky, 55, of DuQuoin, Illinois, was sentenced in federal court on a methamphetamine offense, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Lasky, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 108 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $200. The offense occurred between 2012 and June 2013, in Perry, Jackson and Randolph Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Lasky was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Lasky would travel with others to obtain pseudoephedrine pills and was also involved in the manufacturing process. At sentencing, the district court determined that Lasky was responsible for unlawfully possessing more than 123 grams of pseudoephedrine. Two co-defendants have previously pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, the Perry County Drug Task Force, the Murphysboro Police Department, the DuQuoin Police Department, the Pinckneyville Police Department, the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Perry County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

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

Updated February 19, 2015