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Quincy Woman Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Quincy, Illinois woman, Christina Harbison, 41, of the 600 block of Chestnut was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Colleen Lawless to sixty months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release for distributing 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Harbison was indicted in December of 2019 and pleaded guilty in January of 2023. Evidence at the sentencing hearing showed that the drug transaction at issue occurred on March 11, 2019. After initially being released on bond, Harbison’s bond was subsequently revoked, and she has been in the custody of the United States Marshal since October 31, 2022.

The statutory penalties for distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine are not less than five and up to forty years in prison, not more than a $10,000,000 fine, and not less than four years and up to life of supervised release.

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.

The case against Harbison 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 August 9, 2023

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