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September 20, 2011

A Carbondale, IL, man was sentenced on September 20, 2011, in United States District Court in Benton for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Terrence Pirtle, a/k/a “T.T., ” 35, of Carbondale, who had previously pled guilty to a onecount indictment charging Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, was sentenced to 84 months’ imprisonment, 4 years’ supervised release, and was fined $200. At his plea and sentencing hearings, Pirtle admitted that he was involved with others in the distribution of over 100 grams of heroin in Jackson County. One co-conspirator has previously been sentenced to 240 months’ imprisonment and one co-conspirator has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

The investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. In addition, the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted during the investigation.

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



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