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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

White County Man Sentenced On Methamphetamine Related Charges

A White County man was sentenced on February 6, 2015, to federal prison on methamphetamine charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Luke L. Burnett, 31, of Crossville, IL, was sentenced to 108 months in prison, three years’ supervised release following his imprisonment, and fined $200. Burnett had previously pleaded guilty to one count in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that on March 7, 2014, in White County, Burnett did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and the White County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Illinois State Police and the Indiana State Police.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated February 19, 2015