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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pomona Woman Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offense

On February 25, 2015, April M. Elliot, 34, of Pomona, was sentenced on a methamphetamine violation, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Elliot, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 48 months in prison, 3 years’ supervised release, and fined $200. The offense occurred between 2009 and October 2013, in Union and Jackson Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Elliot was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Elliot obtained pseudoephedrine pills for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Elliot also acted as a look-out while others cooked methamphetamine. At sentencing, the district court determined that Elliot was responsible for over 142 grams of pseudoephedrine. Co-defendants Toni Johnson and George Oliver have previously been sentenced to prison terms of 87 months and 70 months, respectively, for their roles in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Co-defendants Sommer Koons and Travis Sanders have pled guilty to their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, Carbondale Police Department, and Union and Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Offices assisted in the investigation.

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

Updated March 3, 2015