St. Clair County Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Offenses
On January 18, 2017, Ricky M. Carle, 28, of Marissa, was sentenced to federal prison for methamphetamine offenses, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.
Carle, who had previously pled guilty to an indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of pseudoephedrine knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 121 months of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and was fined $400.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Carle was involved with co-defendant Mistry D. Calvert and numerous other persons in the manufacture of methamphetamine and the distribution of ice and heroin in Williamson, Franklin, and Randolph Counties. Ice is methamphetamine which has a purity level of at least 80%. At sentencing, the district court found that Carle was responsible for the possession of 175.2 grams of pseudoephedrine and the distribution of 25.5 grams of ice and 2.6 kilograms of heroin. Co-defendant Calvert has pled guilty to her role in the drug offenses and is currently being held without bond pending an April 19, 2017, sentencing hearing.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Marissa Police Department.