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Monday, June 20, 2016

Perry County Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offense

On June 15, 2016, Nicholas C.J. Draege, 25, of DuQuoin, was sentenced for a methamphetamine offense, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today.

Draege, who had previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and fined $300.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Draege was involved with others in the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. Draege provided pseudoephedrine pills to others to use to manufacture methamphetamine. At sentencing, the judge found that Draege was responsible for the possession of 57.12 grams of pseudoephedrine. The offense occurred between 2013 and June 2015, in Perry, Jackson, and Randolph Counties. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Drug Task Force, Percy Police Department, Steeleville Police Department, Mascoutah Police Department, Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, DuQuoin Police Department, Pinckneyville Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Randolph and Perry County State’s Attorney’s Offices also assisted in the investigation.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 20, 2016