Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Katelyn Woolever, a.k.a. "Baby K," 21, of Centralia, Illinois, was sentenced today to 6 years in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, $400 fine and a $200 special assessment. There is no parole in the federal system. Sentencing followed Woolever’s June 25, 2015, guilty plea to Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine, and Possession of Pseudoephedrine Knowing It Would Be Used to Manufacture Methamphetamine.
According to court documents, from approximately December 2012, to February 21, 2014, in Marion, Clinton and Jefferson Counties, Woolever agreed to, and did, provide pills containing pseudoephedrine to others knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine in order to support her own drug habit and to make extra cash.
Information leading to the conviction of Woolever was obtained in an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, and the Centralia Police Department. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Kit Morrissey.