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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Murphysboro Resident Sentenced For Methamphetamine And Crack Cocaine Offense

On December 3, 2014, Jamie Kay Kelly, a/k/a “Jamie K.” and “Jamie K. Short,” 45, of Murphysboro, IL, was sentenced for her involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy and a crack cocaine conspiracy, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Kelly, who had previously pled guilty to the two-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $400. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Kelly was involved with Harold Lewayne Barron, a/k/a “Wayne” and others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The methamphetamine offense occurred between August 2012, and October 2013, in Jackson and Perry Counties. Kelly was involved with Barron and Maurice L. Robinson, a/k/a “Ray Ray,” and others in the distribution of crack cocaine. The crack cocaine offense occurred between May 2013, and September 2013, in Jackson County. Barron and Robinson have pled guilty to their roles in the drug offenses and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Murphysboro Police Department, Illinois State Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

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

Updated February 19, 2015