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Randolph County Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine and Heroin Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois


On November 22, 2016, Franklin Scott Denault, a/k/a "Frankie D," 39, of Steeleville, was sentenced for methamphetamine and heroin offenses, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today.

Deanault, who had previously pled guilty to a two-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute heroin, was sentenced to 125 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, and fined $600.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Denault was involved with others in distributing both heroin and methamphetamine, in the form of "ice." Ice is methamphetamine which has a purity level of at least 80%. Denault and others made multiple trips to St. Louis to obtain dealer amounts of heroin. Denault also distributed ice to numerous individuals. At sentencing, the judge found that Denault was responsible for the distribution of over 108 grams of ice and 43 grams of heroin. The offenses occurred between 2013 and June 2015, in Perry, Jackson, and Randolph Counties. Ten co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their role in the drug conspiracies. One co-defendant has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

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 States Attorney’s Offices also assisted in the investigation.

Updated November 22, 2016

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