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

Friday, October 3, 2014

Jasper County Woman Sentenced To Fourteen Years In Prison On Methamphetamine Charges

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Rebecca A. Moore, 37, of Yale, (Jasper County) Illinois, was sentenced to 168 months (14 years) in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release following her imprisonment, and fined $400. Moore had previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that Moore, Ashley M. Attaway, 29, of Yale, Illinois, David C. Halterman, 44, of Yale, Illinois, and Ricky Lee Roberts, II, 39, of Franklin, Indiana, conspired to knowingly and intentionally distribute methamphetamine. Count 3 charged that from April 2013 to October 12, 2013, in Jasper County, Moore did knowingly maintain a residence located in Yale, Illinois, for the purpose of using and distributing methamphetamine.

Co-defendant Attaway was previously sentenced to 188 months in prison. Co-defendants Halterman and Roberts are set for trial on November 3, 2014. As to them, 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