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August 17, 2011

A Lufkin, Texas, man, Daniel Whisenant, age 45, convicted of Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine (Count 1), and Distribution of Methamphetamine (Count 2), was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison on August 17, 2011, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Following service of the sentence, Whisenant will serve four years’ supervised release. Whisenant was also fined $200 and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment. Whisenant pleaded guilty to the charges on April 4, 2011. Whisenant has been in custody since his arrest on the charges.

According to the Indictment and other court documents, the conspiracy operated in Madison County, Illinois, and in the Eastern District of Texas from approximately October 20, 2009, through July 6, 2010. Whisenant conspired with others who were manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine. On at least one occasion, he assisted the conspiracy by mailing a package containing methamphetamine of 98% purity, commonly known as “ice,” to one of the conspiracy’s customers in Madison County, Illinois. Several such mailings were intercepted by law enforcement authorities during the course of the investigation.

This investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing activity was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Illinois State Police, and the Angelina County Texas Sheriff’s Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kit Morrissey.



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