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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Williamson County Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On March 26, 2015, Michael A. Boyt, Sr., 42, of Marion, Ill., was sentenced for his involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Boyt, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 135 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release. Boyt was also fined $600.00.

The offense occurred between 2012 and January 2014, in Williamson, Perry, Jackson, Randolph, and Franklin Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that co-defendant Matthew Beers and numerous other persons were supplying pseudoephedrine pills to Boyt for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Boyt was manufacturing methamphetamine at numerous locations in Williamson and Franklin Counties. At sentencing, the district judge found that Boyt was responsible for the possession of over 419 grams of pseudoephedrine. In imposing a high-end sentence, the district judge found that Boyt was a danger to the both the public and himself. Co-defendant Beers has pled guilty to his role in the conspiracy and is awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Illinois State Police/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, Murphysboro Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The 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 April 2, 2015