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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Richland County Man Sentenced On Methamphetamine Related Charges

Mark W. Keller, 51, of Olney, IL, was sentenced on July 10, 2013, to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Keller was sentenced to 120 months in prison, 4 years supervised release, and was fined $20,000. Keller had previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from February 2011, until on or about February 8, 2012, in Richland County, Keller conspired to knowingly and intentionally manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Count 2 charged that on February 8, 2012, in Richland County, Keller possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated February 19, 2015