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Marion Woman Sentenced for Role in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

October 30, 2012

On October 30, 2012, a Marion, Ill. woman was sentenced in U.S. District Court on a onecount superseding indictment, charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Shannon M. Foster, 31, was sentenced to 127 months’ imprisonment, 8 years’ supervised release, and was fined $600. The conspiracy offense occurred between 2009 and July 25, 2011, in Jackson and Williamson Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Foster supplied pseudoephedrine pills to others for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The district court found that Foster was responsible for the production of 117.6 grams of methamphetamine.

Co-defendants Todd A. Cavins and Donald Norris have previously been sentenced to prison terms of 262 months and 120 months, respectively, for their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Desoto Police Department, Marion Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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















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