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Southern District of Illinois

Monday, July 20, 2015

Crawford County Man Sentenced to Over 24 Years in Federal Prison on Methamphetamine Charges


A Crawford County man, David C. Halterman, 45, of Palestine, IL, was sentenced on July 20, 2015, to over 24 years (292 months) in federal prison on methamphetamine charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

"Methamphetamine is a cancer on our society, ruining lives and destroying communities." said United States Attorney Wigginton. "It is my fervent hope that the long sentences that result from use of methamphetamine will deter young folks from falling prey to the manufacture and use of this deadly chemical! Methamphetamine will rob you not only of the present, but of any future you might expect."

Halterman was also ordered to serve five years’ supervised release following his imprisonment, and fined $400. Halterman had previously pleaded guilty. The indictment charged that Halterman, Rebecca A. Moore, 37, of Yale, Illinois, Ashley M. Attaway, 30, of Yale, Illinois, and Ricky Lee Roberts, II, 39, of Franklin, Indiana, conspired to knowingly and intentionally distribute methamphetamine, and, that on October 11-12, 2013, in Jasper County, Halterman knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine.

Attaway was previously sentenced to 188 months in prison; Moore to 168 months in prison, and Roberts to 262 months in prison.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The Jasper County State’s Attorney’s Office has assisted throughout the investigation in this case.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Drug Trafficking
Updated July 20, 2015