Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
A Robinson, Illinois, man was recently sentenced to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.
On June 27, 2016, Michael L. Goff, 36, of Robinson, Illinois, was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release after imprisonment. Goff had previously pleaded guilty to three counts in a federal indictment.
Count 1 charged that from May 2015 to September 1, 2015, in Crawford and Richland Counties, the state of Indiana, and elsewhere, Goff conspired to knowingly and intentionally distribute methamphetamine. The total amount involved in the conspiracy was fifty (50) grams or more of methamphetamine (Ice). Count 2 charged that from August 30, 2015 to September 1, 2015, in Crawford County, Goff knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute five (5) grams or more of methamphetamine (Ice). Count 3 charges that on August 31, 2015, in Richland County, Goff knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Robinson, Illinois, Police Department, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. The Crawford County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation of this case.
The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.