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Quincy, Illinois, Man Sentenced to 180 Months in Prison for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Firearm Offenses

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Quincy, Illinois, man, Daniel Kramer, 50, of the 100 block of Earel Camp Road was sentenced on October 18, 2022, to 120 months’ imprisonment for possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, 60 months’ imprisonment for possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and 120 months’ imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a felon. The 120-month sentences were ordered to run concurrently with each other while the 60-month sentence was ordered to run consecutively to the 120-month sentences.

At the sentencing hearing in front of U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough, the government presented evidence that Kramer had sold methamphetamine to a source working with law enforcement multiple times before officers with the Illinois State Police, West Central Illinois Task Force, and Quincy Police Department served a search warrant on his residence. During the search, officers found 300 grams of actual methamphetamine and 11 firearms. Kramer, a convicted felon, admitted he possessed all 11 firearms.

Kramer was indicted in December 2021 and pleaded guilty in June 2022.

The statutory penalties for possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute are up to life in prison, not more than a $10 million fine, lifetime supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment. The statutory penalties for possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime are up to life in prison (consecutive), not more than a $250,000 fine, not more than 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment. The statutory penalties for possession of a firearm by a felon are not more than 10 years in prison, not more than a $250,000 fine, not more than 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment.

This case 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.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Springfield Field Office; the West Central Illinois Task Force; and the Quincy Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Z. Weir represented the government in the prosecution.

Updated October 21, 2022

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