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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 23, 2013

Richland County Man Sentenced On Methamphetamine Related Charges

A Richland County man was sentenced on December 20, 2013, to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Ivan D. Smith, 42, of Olney, Illinois, was sentenced to 144 months’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release following his imprisonment, and was fined $200. Smith had previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from on or about March 2011, until on or about June 11, 2013, in Richland County, Smith conspired to manufacture methamphetamine. Count 2 charged that on June 11, 2013, in Richland County, Smith possessed equipment, chemicals, products, or materials which may be used to manufacture methamphetamine, knowing, intending, and having reasonable cause to believe, that those items would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

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

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated February 19, 2015