Saline County Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Offenses
Jason A. Hall, 29, of Harrisburg, Illinois, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to 108 months’ imprisonment for possessing pseudoephedrine with intent that it be used to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Hall had previously pled guilty on July 13, 2012, to an indictment charging him with two counts of that offense.
Evidence adduced in support of the guilty pleas and sentence showed that between May 2010 and February 2012, Hall purchased pseudoephedrine pills from multiple retailers and provided them to other individuals to be used in the manufacture methamphetamine. As payment, Hall would receive a portion of the methamphetamine that was manufactured. The two specific instances of possession charged in the indictment occurred in Saline County on February 1 and February 7, 2012.
Hall has been in the custody of the United States Marshal since May 14, 2012, after he was ordered held without bond on the federal charges.
In addition to the 9 year term of imprisonment, Hall was ordered to pay fines and special assessments totaling $500 and was placed on a 2 year term of supervised release to follow his incarceration. Under federal law, parole has been abolished meaning that Hall will be required to serve at least 85% of his sentence of imprisonment.
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 Harrisburg Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.