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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 13, 2015

Jefferson County Man Sentenced To Thirteen Years On Methamphetamine Charges

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

Monty D. Hamson, 49, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, was sentenced to 156 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years’ supervised release, and fined $500. Hamson had previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from May 2010, until on or about February 19, 2014, in Jefferson County, Hamson conspired with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury to manufacture methamphetamine. Count 2 charged that on February 19, 2014, in Jefferson County, Hamson 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.

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