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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 11, 2014

Jefferson County Man Sentenced To 188 Months On Methamphetamine Charges

A Jefferson County man was sentenced on August 8, 2104, to federal prison on methamphetamine charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Jose A. Roman, 37, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, was sentenced to 188 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release following his imprisonment, and was fined $200. The Court sentenced Roman as a Career Offender due to Roman’s previous criminal history. Roman had previously pleaded guilty to a two count federal indictment. Counts 1 and 2 charged that on two separate occasions on May 7, 2013, in Jefferson County, Illinois, Roman knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine.

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