Carbondale Man to Serve Over Eleven Years for Drug Offense
A Carbondale man was sentenced in United States District Court on December 9, 2011, on an indictment charging Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Thomas A. Vogel, 54, of Carbondale, IL, was sentenced to 135 months’ imprisonment, 5 years’ supervised release, and was fined $300. The methamphetamine conspiracy took place between May, 2005, and March 21, 2008, in Jackson and Williamson Counties.
Evidence at Vogel’s sentencing hearing established that Vogel was responsible for the manufacture of more than 4.2 kilograms of methamphetamine. Vogel also received a sentencing enhancement based on his possession of a firearm during the methamphetamine offense. Four codefendants have previously been sentenced to terms ranging from 46-292 months’ imprisonment for their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy. While Vogel was initially indicted in February 2008, he fled the jurisdiction to avoid arrest. Vogel was arrested by agents from the United States Marshals Service in Florida, in February, 2011.
The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, COMIT Drug Task Force, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Illinois State Police, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted during the investigation.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.