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Randolph County Resident Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offenses

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

On March 9, 2016, John G. Haslett, 41, of Percy, was sentenced for methamphetamine offenses, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois James L. Porter announced today.

Haslett, who had previously pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possessing pseudoephedrine knowing that it was going to be used to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years supervised release, and fined $200.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Haslett was involved with co-defendants Michael Boyt, Jr., and Russell Stokes and others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Haslett provided pseudoephedrine to multiple other persons and allowed others to manufacture methamphetamine on his property. The offenses occurred from 2013 to January 2015, in Perry, Randolph, Williamson, Jackson, and Franklin Counties. Co-defendants Boyt, Jr., and Stokes have previously received sentences of 60 months and 100 months, respectively, for their roles in the methamphetamine conspiracy.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Steeleville Police Department, Coulterville Police Department, Sparta Police Department, Perry County Drug Task Force, and Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team. The Randolph County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

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

Updated March 14, 2016

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