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

Monday, August 5, 2013

Randolph County Woman Sentenced On Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On July 29, 2013, Leila M. Jaimet, 46, of Chester, IL, 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.

Jaimet, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine offense, was sentenced to 78 months in prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, and fined $300. The offense occurred between January 2011, and January 2013, in Perry, Jackson, and Randolph Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Jaimet supplied others with over 94 grams of pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries, lye, ice packs, and liquid fire to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Two other co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Nine other co-defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Percy Police Department, Murphysboro Police Department, Sparta Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration. The United States Marshals Service has also assisted during the investigation.

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

Updated February 19, 2015