Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
On April 19, 2017, Misty D. Calvert, 28, of Marissa, Illinois, was sentenced to federal prison for methamphetamine offenses, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.
Calvert, who had previously pled guilty to an indictment charging her 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 88 months of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and was fined $400.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Calvert was involved with co-defendant Ricky M. Carle 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 Calvert was responsible for the possession of 98.24 grams of pseudoephedrine and the distribution of 10.62 grams of ice and 1.3 kilograms of heroin. Co-defendant Carle was previously sentenced to 121 months of imprisonment for his role in the drug offenses.
The investigation was conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Marissa Police Department.