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January 7, 2011

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 6, 2011, ROLLA S. McFARLAND, age 43, of Anna, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton. McFARLAND, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 70 months’ imprisonment, 4 years’ supervised release, and was fined $350.

The violation took place between January 2007, and April 2010, in Union, Jackson and Williamson Counties. One co-defendant has previously been sentenced for her role in the methamphetamine conspiracy. One co-defendant has entered a guilty plea and is awaiting sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Anna Police Department. The investigation was conducted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods DRAGUN Team Initiative, a cooperative effort of local, state, and federal law enforcement, and state and federal prosecuting authorities, aimed at ridding communities of illegal drugs and guns.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.



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