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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 21, 2014

Elkville Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On March 21, 2014, Charles L. Scott, a/k/a “Boomer, 43, of Elkville, Ill., was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Scott, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine offense, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $200. The offense occurred between March 2012 and March 2013 in Jackson and Perry Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Scott was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. On March 13, 2013, Scott received severe burns while manufacturing methamphetamine inside an Elkville residence. Scott’s sentence was enhanced based on the substantial risk of harm created by his criminal conduct. One co-defendant has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Pinckneyville Police Department, DuQuoin Police Department, and Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team.

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

Updated February 19, 2015