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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 16, 2018

Southern Illinois Residents Sentenced for Methamphetamine Offense

 

On March 13, 2018, two southern Illinois residents were sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a methamphetamine offense, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today.

Jeremy J. Humphries, 33, of Red Bud, and Mandy L. Hagen, 30, of Lenzburg, had previously pled guilty to a one-count second superseding indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. The indictment alleged that the offense occurred between 2015 and April 2017, in Perry, Randolph, Monroe, and St. Clair Counties. Humphries was sentenced to 235 months of incarceration, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was fined $200.00. Hagen was sentenced to 84 months of incarceration, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was fined $200.00.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Humphries and Hagen were involved with each other and numerous other persons in the distribution of ice. Ice is methamphetamine, which has a purity level of at least 80%. At sentencing, the district court found that Humphries was responsible for the distribution of over 1.3 kilograms of ice. Humphries received an enhanced sentence based on his possession of a stolen SKS rifle during his drug involvement. The district court determined that Hagen was responsible for the distribution of 372 grams of ice. Evidence also established that Hagen had allowed methamphetamine to be manufactured at her apartment.

Co-defendants Jeremy Copple and Paige Gleghorn have previously received prison sentences of 168 months and 140 months, respectively, for their role in the methamphetamine

conspiracy. Five additional co-defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Drug Tactical Unit, Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southern Illinois, Chester Police Department, Coulterville Police Department, Belleville Police Department, Lenzburg Police Department, Perry County (Missouri) Sheriff’s Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Randolph County States Attorney’s Office and the Monroe County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 16, 2018