Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
On June 6, 2018, Jordan P. Leggans, 31, of Tilden, Illinois, was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine offense, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today. Leggans previously pled guilty to a one-count second superseding indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. The indictment alleged that the offense occurred between 2015 and April 2017, in Perry, Randolph, Monroe, and St. Clair Counties.
Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Leggans was involved with numerous other persons in the manufacture of methamphetamine and the distribution of ice. Ice is methamphetamine with a purity level of at least 80%. At sentencing, the district court found Leggans responsible for the possession of 16.8 grams of pseudoephedrine and the distribution of over 374 grams of ice. Leggans received an enhanced sentence because he and a co-defendant stole an SKS rifle and traded the firearm for ice.
Seven co-defendants have already been sentenced to prison for their roles in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Two additional co-defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Leggans’ sentence includes four years of supervised release.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Drug Tactical Unit, Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southern Illinois, Chester Police Department, Coulterville Police Department, Belleville Police Department, Lenzburg Police Department, Perry County (Missouri) Sheriff’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Randolph County States Attorney’s Office and the Monroe County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.