Saline County Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offense
David E. Garris II, 36, of Eldorado, Illinois, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to a term of 132 months in prison for possessing with intent to distribute 39 grams of methamphetamine, announced James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.
Garris was found to be in possession of the methamphetamine and $4180.00 in cash during a routine traffic stop conducted by the Illinois State Police on March 21, 2015, in Saline County. At the time of the traffic stop Garris was on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections after being sentenced to 5 years in state prison in 2013 for possessing methamphetamine manufacturing materials in Saline County.
In addition to the 132 month federal sentence, Garris was ordered to pay $300 in fines and special assessments to the United States and was placed on a 3 year term of supervised release to follow his incarceration.
The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and the Illinois State Police and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.