Murphysboro Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy
On April 17, 2014, Jaben S. Graff, 36, of Murphysboro, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced.
Graff, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine offense, was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release, and fined $300. The offense occurred between March 2011 and March 2013 in Jackson County. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Graff was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. At sentencing, the district court found that Graff was responsible for obtaining over 76 grams of pseudoephedrine to be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Graff received an enhanced sentence because the district judge found that Graff created a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to others when he fled from police on February 13, 2013.
The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.
The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.