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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jefferson County Man Sentenced To 151 Months On Methamphetamine Charges

A Jefferson County man was sentenced on February 6, 2015, to federal prison on methamphetamine charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Kenneth L. Badgett, 52, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and fined $300. Badgett had previously pleaded guilty to three counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from February 2014, until on or about March 23, 2014, in Jefferson County, Badgett conspired with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to knowingly and intentionally manufacture methamphetamine. Count 2 charged that on March 23, 2014, in Jefferson County, Badgett possessed equipment, chemicals, products, or materials which may be used to manufacture methamphetamine, knowing, intending, and having reasonable cause to believe, that those items would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Count 3 charged that on January 28, 2013, in Jefferson County, Badgett knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine.

Co-defendant Larry York, 47, of Mt. Vernon, IL, was previously sentenced in this case to 180 months.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Joint Narcotics Unit of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

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

Updated February 19, 2015