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Williams County Man Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Prison for Federal Drug Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

Timothy S. (“Timmy”) Smith, 41, of Johnston City, Illinois, has been sentenced to a term of 235 
months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Steven D. 
Weinhoeft announced today. Smith pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment earlier this year.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that from January to September, 2018, 
Smith was involved with numerous others in the distribution of methamphetamine in Williamson and 
Franklin Counties. At sentencing, the judge found Smith responsible for distributing 2 kilograms of 
ice (methamphetamine with a purity level of at least 80%). Because of Smith’s extensive criminal 
history, he was classified as a career offender.

Smith’s sentence includes four years of supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group. The Herrin Police 
Department, Johnston City Police Department, and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
assisted in the investigation.

Updated July 19, 2019