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Crawford County Man Sentenced to Nearly Ten Years in Prison on Methamphetamine Conspiracy

March 21, 2013

On March 21, 2013, Michael G. Yankey, 49, of Annapolis, IL, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Yankey, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine charge, was sentenced to 115 months in prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, and fined $300. The offense occurred between May 2011 and April 2012, in Williamson, Randolph, Jackson, and Crawford Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Yankey was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. During the conspiracy, Yankey participated in numerous methamphetamine “cooks” at residences located in Randolph, Williamson, and Crawford Counties. Yankey also traveled with others to various towns in order to obtain pseudoephedrine and matches for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Robinson Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.













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