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Quincy, Illinois Woman Sentenced to 48 months in Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Quincy, Illinois woman, Kristin Washington, 37, of the 4000 block of State Street in Quincy, Illinois, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Sue Myerscough to 48 months in federal prison, to be followed by a 4-year term of supervised release, for distributing methamphetamine in Quincy, Illinois.

Washington was indicted in October 2021 and pleaded guilty in September 2022. She has remained in the custody of the United States Marshal since her arrest in June 2022.

The statutory penalties for distributing methamphetamine are up to 40 years imprisonment, not more than a $5,000,000 fine, not less than 4 years and up to life of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Springfield Division, Illinois State Police, and Quincy Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Z. Weir represented the government in the prosecution.

The case against Washington 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 January 30, 2023

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