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

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jackson County Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On February 27, 2014, Larry J. Dowdy, Jr., 36, of Murphysboro, Illinois, was sentenced on a methamphetamine offense, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Dowdy, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison, 3 years of supervised release and fined $200. The offense occurred between 2012 and March 2013 in Jackson County. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Dowdy was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Dowdy manufactured methamphetamine and also obtained pseudoephedrine to be used by others to manufacture methamphetamine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Carbondale Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

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

Updated February 19, 2015