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November 16, 2015

Another Member of Centralia Meth Conspiracy Sentenced

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that Michael A. Flanagan, 43, of Centralia, Illinois, was sentenced today for his role in a Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine in Clinton and Marion Counties. Flanagan was sentenced to 110 months in federal prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, a $200 fine, and a $100 special assessment. There is no parole in the federal system.

Flanagan plead guilty to the charges on July 31, 2015. Flanagan has been in custody since his arrest on January 6, 2015. Also charged in the Conspiracy were Dusty Jo Gambill, James Perry Horton, David Leroy Altom, Jayme Lee Barnes and Kathy Sue Tomes. Horton, Altom, and Tomes have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Barnes and Gambill were previously sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy.

Information leading to the charges against Flanagan and the others was obtained in an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, and the Centralia Police Department. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Kit Morrissey.

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