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Cape Girardeau Resident Sentenced for Southern Illinois Methamphetamine Offense

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


On April 24, 2018, Carlos L. Hemphill, a/k/a "Los," age 35, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison for a methamphetamine offense, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald S. Boyce announced today. Hemphill previously pled guilty to a one-count superseding indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. His sentence includes five years of supervised release and a $600 fine.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Hemphill was involved with others in the distribution of methamphetamine. The methamphetamine was distributed between November 2016, and August 2017, in Williamson and Jackson Counties. At sentencing, the district judge found that Hemphill was responsible for the distribution of more than 3.7 kilograms of a methamphetamine. Hemphill received an enhanced sentence based on his possession of a firearm during the methamphetamine offense.

The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group. The SEMO Drug Task Force, Herrin Police Department, Carbondale Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration also assisted in the investigation.

Updated April 27, 2018

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