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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 12, 2014

Jasper County Woman Sentenced To 188 Months On Methamphetamine Charges

A Jasper County woman was sentenced on September 11, 2014, to over fifteen years in federal prison on methamphetamine charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Ashley M. Attaway, 29, of Yale, Illinois, was sentenced to 188 months in prison, five years’ supervised release following the prison sentence, and fined $100. Attaway had previously pleaded guilty to the charge that Attaway, David C. Halterman, 44, of Yale, Illinois, Rebecca A. Moore, 36, of Yale, Illinois, and Ricky Lee Roberts, II, 39, of Franklin, Indiana, conspired to knowingly and intentionally distribute methamphetamine.

Co-defendant Moore has pleaded guilty to the charges against her and is scheduled for sentencing on October 3, 2014. Co-defendants Halterman and Roberts are set for trial on November 3, 2014.

An Indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The Jasper County State’s Attorney’s Office has assisted throughout the investigation in this case.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated February 19, 2015