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White Hall Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Distribution of Methamphetamine

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A White Hall, Illinois, man, Adam Dahl, 37, of the 300 block of Higbee Street, was sentenced to 120 months in prison, to be followed by eight years of supervised release, for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

At the sentencing hearing the government presented evidence that Dahl possessed 30.6 grams of methamphetamine. During the hearing, Senior U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough found that Dahl was a career offender, having previously been convicted of seven prior drug related offenses in the state of Illinois. She also found that Dahl was eligible for and received a sentencing enhancement for possessing a firearm at the time of the offense.

Dahl has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest in October of 2021.

The statutory penalties for possessing with the intent to distribute five grams of more of methamphetamine after having previously been convicted of a qualifying prior offense, are not less than ten years and not more than life in prison, not more than a $8,000,000 fine, and not less than eight years of supervised release.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Illinois State Police, and Jacksonville Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Z. Weir represented the government in the prosecution.

The case against Dahl 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 March 27, 2023

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