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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Olney, Illinois Woman Sentenced on Methamphetamine Related Charges


Kylee D. Black, 34, of Olney, IL, was sentenced on February 14, 2018, to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Black was sentenced to 168 months’ imprisonment and four years’ supervised release following her imprisonment. Black previously pled guilty to six counts of a federal indictment brought against her.

Count 1 charged that from around 2015, until on or about April 21, 2017, in Richland County, Vickie Sanders, 57, of Olney, Illinois, and Black conspired with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury to knowingly and intentionally manufacture fifty (50) grams or more of methamphetamine.

Counts 3-6 charged that Sanders and Black knowingly and intentionally possessed Pseudoephedrine knowing that the Pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. The dates involved were December 21, 2016 (Count 3), December 15, 2015 (Count 4), September 30, 2015 (Count 5), and April 3, 2015 (Count 6).

Count 7 charged that on May 14, 2017, in Richland County, Black knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine.

Sanders has also pleaded guilty to charges against her and is scheduled for sentencing on March 13, 2018, in the United States District Court in Benton, Illinois.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 15, 2018