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Monroe City, Missouri Woman Sentenced to 120 Months for Distributing Methamphetamine in Quincy, Illinois

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Monroe City, Missouri, woman, Amanda Carroll, 35, was sentenced on May 23, 2024, by U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough to 120 months in prison, to be followed by a 5-year term of supervised release, for possessing with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Carroll was indicted in April of 2023 and pleaded guilty in August 2023. She has been detained by the United States Marshals Service since being arrested.

At sentencing, the government showed that on March 13, 2023, Carroll was travelling from Missouri to Quincy, Illinois with approximately one-half of pound of almost pure methamphetamine when her vehicle was stopped and searched after a K9 alert. When she was taken to jail, more methamphetamine was found on Carroll’s person. All total, she was held responsible for 223.8 grams of methamphetamine.

The statutory penalties for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine are up to life imprisonment, up to a $10,000,000 fine, and up to a life term of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the West Central Illinois Task Force, Illinois State Police, Quincy Police Department, and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Seberger represented the government in the prosecution.

The case against Carroll is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated May 23, 2024

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