Fugitive Sentenced for Meth and Firearms Offenses
A former resident of Waterloo, Ill., who was a fugitive since 2004, until he was taken into custody in July, 2011, was sentenced in federal court on April 16, 2012, to 195 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
In addition, Brian G. Sweet, 50, was ordered to pay a fine of $600 and a special assessment of $300. The Court also ordered the forfeiture of seven firearms and assorted ammunition.
Evidence in support of the indictment was obtained in an investigation of a methamphetamine laboratory located at Sweet’s residence in November, 2004, which was conducted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATFE), the Illinois State Police, and the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois (MEGSI). Sweet became a fugitive after the raid on his property and remained at large until last year. This case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Randy G. Massey.