Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
On December 21, 2015, Nathan G. Stokes, 34, of Anna, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for methamphetamine related offenses, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today.
Stokes, who had previously pled guilty to a two-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possessing pseudoephedrine knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $800. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that, between April 2014 and March 2015, Stokes was involved with others in obtaining pseudoephedrine and manufacturing methamphetamine in Jackson and Union Counties. At sentencing, the district judge found that Stokes was responsible for the unlawful possession of approximately 222 grams of pseudoephedrine.
The investigation was conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Carbondale Police Department. The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.