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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 24, 2014

Jefferson County Man Sentenced To Nearly 20 Years In Federal Prison For Methamphetamine Related Charges

A Jefferson County man was sentenced on March 19, 2014, to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Alvin Gene Chelf, 42, of Bonnie, Illinois, was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison, to be followed by six years of supervised release, and fined $400. The Court sentenced Chelf as a Career Offender due to Chelf’s previous criminal history. Chelf had pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment, Count 1 charged that on February 14, 2013, in Jefferson County, Illinois, Chelf knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine, and Count 2 charged that on February 19, 2013, in Jefferson County, Illinois, Chelf 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