Franklin County Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Offense
On March 14, 2018, Kevin W. Shuman, 41, of Benton, was sentenced to federal prison for a methamphetamine offense, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today. Shuman, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine, was sentenced to 235 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release. The indictment alleged that the offense occurred between December 2015 and March 2017, in Franklin and Williamson Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Shuman was involved with other persons in the distribution of ice in southern Illinois. Ice is methamphetamine, which has a purity level of at least 80 percent. At sentencing, the district court found that Shuman was responsible for the distribution of more than four kilograms of ice.
The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.