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

Monday, May 21, 2018

Olney, Illinois Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Related Charges


Michael J. Murphy, 37, of Olney, Illinois, 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 May 16, 2018, Murphy was sentenced to 150 months imprisonment and ten years on supervised release following his imprisonment. Murphy had previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment.

Count 1 charged that from December 2016, until on or about March 25, 2017, in Richland County, and elsewhere, Murphy conspired to distribute methamphetamine in violation of federal law. The total amount of methamphetamine involved in the conspiracy was fifty (50) grams or more of crystal methamphetamine (Ice), or five hundred (500) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.

Count 2 charged that on March 25, 2017, in Richland County, Murphy knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. The total amount of mixture and substance containing methamphetamine possessed by the defendant was five (5) grams or more of methamphetamine (Ice), or fifty (50) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

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Updated May 22, 2018