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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 20, 2015

Carbondale Resident Sentenced On Methamphetamine Offense

On February 19, 2015, Brandon K. Craig, 21, of Carbondale, Ill., was sentenced for his involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Craig, who had previously pled guilty to the one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison, 3 years’ supervised release, and was fined $300. The offense occurred between 2010 and January 2014, in Jackson, Williamson, Union, and Franklin Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Craig was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Craig was a methamphetamine cook and purchased pseudoephedrine for himself and others to use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. At sentencing, the district court found that Emery was responsible for the illegal possession of 247 grams of pseudoephedrine. Four co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their involvement in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Two co-defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Six co-defendants have pled not guilty and are awaiting jury trial.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Carbondale Police Department, Illinois State Police/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

Updated March 3, 2015