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Williamson County Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Offenses

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


Timothy O. Meadows, 35, of Marion, Illinois, has been sentenced to 121 months in federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine conspiracy, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Steven D. Weinhoeft, announced today. Meadows previously pled guilty to a two-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and distribution of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine.

The indictment alleged that the offenses occurred between April 2017, and January 2018, in Williamson County. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Meadows was involved with other persons in the distribution of ice. Ice is methamphetamine which has a purity level of at least 80%. On August 11, 2011, Meadows sold ice to a confidential source working for law enforcement. At sentencing, the district court found that Meadows was responsible for the distribution of approximately 450 grams of ice. Meadows received an enhanced sentence because he kept a loaded crossbow nearby while dealing methamphetamine.

The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office/Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) SWAT Team and the Williamson County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

Updated October 24, 2018

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