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Marion Woman Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois


On March 3, 2015, Sarah Lindsey, 30, of Marion, Ill., was sentenced for her involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Lindsey, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 120 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $200.00. Lindsey was given credit for 10 months previously served on a related state case. The federal offense occurred between 2012 and January 22, 2014, in Williamson and Jackson Counties. Evidence at the plea hearing established that Lindsey was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Lindsay obtained pseudoephedrine pills for herself or others to use to manufacture methamphetamine. During a January 22, 2014, Illinois Department of Corrections compliance check, agents located a methamphetamine lab at Lindsey’s Marion residence. At sentencing, the district judge found that Lindsey was responsible for the unlawful possession of more than 479 grams of pseudoephedrine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Marion Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team also assisted in the investigation.

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

Updated March 4, 2015