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Taylorville Man to Serve 4 1/2 Years in Prison for Manufacture of Methamphetamine

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

Springfield, Ill. - A Taylorville, Ill., man, Jamal Shehadeh, 33, has been ordered to serve 54 months (4 years, 6 months) in federal prison for manufacturing methamphetamine. U.S. District Judge Richard Mills sentenced Shehadeh on Aug. 9, 2016. 

On March 28, 2016, Shehadeh pled guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Christian county on or about Feb. 28, 2014.

Shehadeh was arrested in November 2014 and was released on bond in December 2014. He was arrested on June 28, 2016, on a petition to revoke his pretrial release. Since then, he has been detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.   

The case was investigated by the Illinois State Police, the Taylorville Police Department, and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris.

Updated August 10, 2016

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