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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 25, 2014

Franklin County Resident Sentenced On Methamphetamine Offense

On August 21, 2014, Samantha J. Plumlee, 28, of Christopher, Ill., was sentenced for her involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Plumlee, who had previously pled guilty to the one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison, 3 years of supervised release, and fined $250. The offense occurred between 2012 and June 2013, in Perry, Jackson, Randolph, Franklin, and Williamson Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Richey obtained over 43 grams of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Two co-defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

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

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

Updated February 19, 2015