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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Williamson County Woman Sentenced On Methamphetamine Offense

On February 13, 2013, a Williamson County resident was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on a one-count indictment charging Possession of a Listed Chemical Knowing it was Going to be Used to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Amber R. Stanton, 38, of Hurst, was sentenced to 87 months in prison, to be followed by 2 years of supervised release, and fined $300. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Stanton had purchased over 120 grams of pseudoephedrine knowing that the pseudoephedrine was going to be used to manufacture methamphetamine. The offense occurred between 2010 and January 2012, in Williamson, Jackson and Franklin Counties.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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

Updated February 19, 2015