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

Friday, September 27, 2013

Dupo Woman Sentenced On 'Meth' Case

On September 24, 2013, Crystal D. Kellems, 38, of Dupo, Ill., was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on a one-count superseding indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Kellems, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine offense, was sentenced to 130 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $200. The offense occurred between June 2012 and January 28, 2013, in Jackson and Randolph Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Kellems was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. During the conspiracy, Kellems obtained over 70 grams of pseudoephedrine for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.

Updated February 19, 2015