SALINE COUNTY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO METHAMPHETAMINE OFFENSES
Dama E. Miller, 34, of Eldorado, Illinois, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Benton to a two-count indictment charging her with possessing pseudoephedrine with intent that it be used to manufacture methamphetamine (Count 1) and conspiring between January 2009 and May 2011, to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine (Count 2) in Saline and Williamson Counties. The Grand Jury charged her with those offenses on September 7, 2011.
As a result of her guilty pleas, Miller faces up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised following incarceration of up to 3 years on Count 1 and a term of imprisonment between 10 and 40 years, a fine of up to $5 million, and a term of supervised release of between 4 years and life on Count 2.
Miller has been in the custody of the United States Marshal since September 26, 2011, when her bond was revoked after she attempted to tamper with a witness in her case. She was returned to the Marshal’s custody to await sentencing which was set for January 26, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the United States District Courthouse in Benton.
The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force with the assistance of the Saline County Sheriff’s Department and the Eldorado Police Department.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.