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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Lawrenceville, Illinois Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Related Charges

 

Robert T. Turner, 47, of Lawrenceville, IL, was recently sentenced to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

On February 6, 2018, Turner was sentenced to 264 months of imprisonment and ten years of supervised release following his imprisonment. Turner had previously pleaded guilty to three counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that on March 17, 2017, in Lawrence County, Turner knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine. Count 2 charged that on April 5, 2017, in Lawrence County, Turner knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine. Count 3 charged that on April 6, 2017, in Lawrence County, Turner knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. The total amount of mixture and substance containing methamphetamine involved was 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (Ice), or five hundred 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Flora Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lawrenceville Police Department.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 6, 2018