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Richland County Woman Sentenced On Methamphetamine Related Charges

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

A Richland County woman was sentenced on September 24, 2013, to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Patricia Ann Utley, 53, of Olney, was sentenced to 108 months in prison, to be followed by four years supervised release, and fined $200. Utley had previously pleaded guilty to a federal indictment which charged that from February 2011, until on or about October 2012, in Richland County and Edwards County, Utley conspired with others known and unknown to the grand jury to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

The investigation was conducted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated February 19, 2015