Union County Woman Sentenced On Methamphetamine Conspiracy
On August 22, 2013, Tina M. Barlow, 26, of Anna, IL, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.
Barlow, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine charge, was sentenced to 100 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $300. The offense occurred between 2010, and March 12, 2012, in Union, Jackson, and Saline Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Barlow was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. During the conspiracy, Barlow obtained over 220 grams of pseudoephedrine for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Three co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their involvement in the methamphetamine conspiracy.
The investigation was conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted during the investigation.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.