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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 10, 2014

Perry County Woman Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On February 10, 2014, Pattsy S. Pelate, 27, of Cutler, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Pelate, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine offense, was sentenced to 84 months in prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release, and fined $300. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Pelate supplied pseudoephedrine to others for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The offense occurred between 2010 and November 2012, in Jackson and Randolph Counties.

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

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

Updated February 19, 2015