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Randolph County Resident Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offense

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

On February 3, 2016, Randall A. Miller, 25, of Percy, was sentenced on a methamphetamine offense, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today.

Miller, who had previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison, 3 years’ supervised release, and fined $200.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Miller was involved with others in distribution of ice/methamphetamine. Ice is a form of methamphetamine with a purity of at least 80%. Miller was getting dealer amounts of ice/methamphetamine from a Missouri source for redistribution in southern Illinois. At sentencing, the judge found that Miller was responsible for the distribution of more than 1.9 kilograms of ice/methamphetamine. Miller also received a sentencing enhancement based on his possession of a firearm. The offense occurred between 2013 and June 2015, in Perry, Jackson, and Randolph Counties. Six co-defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Five co-defendants have pled not guilty and are awaiting a February 29, 2016, jury trial. As to those awaiting trial, remember that they are presumed innocent unless/until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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.

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

Updated February 8, 2016

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