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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Two Perry County Residents Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On May 21, 2015, Brant A. Sizemore, 39, of DuQuoin, and Jamey A. Carson, 36, of Pinckneyville, were sentenced for their involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Both Sizemore and Carson had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging them and five others with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Sizemore was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison, 3 years’ supervised release, and fined $625.00. Sizemore was given 60 days credit for time served on related state case. Carson was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison, 3 years’ supervised release, and fined $400.00. The offense occurred between 2012 and September 2014, in Perry, Jackson, Randolph, Williamson, and Franklin Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Sizemore and Carson were involved with each other and with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. At sentencing, the district court found Sizemore responsible for 181 grams of pseudoephedrine, which was possessed for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Carson was found responsible for 28.8 grams of pseudoephedrine. The other five co-defendants have pled guilty to their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Drug Task Force, Murphysboro Police Department, and DuQuoin Police Department. The Pinckneyville Police Department and Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team assisted in the investigation.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

Updated May 21, 2015