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Jackson County Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois


James E. Sizemore, a/k/a "Jimmy," of Murphysboro, has been sentenced to 168 months in federal prison on a methamphetamine violation, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. Sizemore pleaded guilty back in January to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Sizemore was involved with numerous others in the distribution of methamphetamine in Jackson County. On November 14, 2017, Sizemore sold methamphetamine to a confidential source working for law enforcement. At sentencing, the judge found that Sizemore was responsible for the distribution of more than 1.4 kilograms of ice (methamphetamine with a purity level of at least 80%). The offense occurred between June 2016 and November 2017.

Sizemore’s sentence includes three years of supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Carbondale Police Department. The Jackson County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

Updated July 16, 2019

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