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Press Release

Jackson County Resident Sentenced for Methamphetamine Offenses

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


On August 21, 2018, Robert F. Humphrey, 47, of Elkville, Illinois, was sentenced to 200 months in federal prison for methamphetamine offenses, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. Humphrey previously pled guilty to a two-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing established that, between January 2015 and April 2017, Humphrey was involved with co-defendant Krystle Sands and others in the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine in Jackson, Williamson, and Saline Counties. At sentencing, the district judge found that Humphrey was responsible for the possession of 186.96 grams of pseudoephedrine and the distribution of 1.02 kilograms of "ice." Ice is methamphetamine which has a purity level of at least 80%. Humphrey received a sentence enhancement for his reckless endangerment of others during a pursuit with law enforcement. Co-defendant Sands pled guilty to the methamphetamine offenses and is currently being held without bond pending her August 27, 2018 sentencing hearing.

After he is released from prison, Humphrey will spend eight years on supervised release. He was also ordered to pay fines totaling $400.00.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Elkville Police Department. The Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and Jackson County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

Updated August 23, 2018

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