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September 14, 2015

Centralia Woman Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Jayme Lee Barnes, 36, of Centralia, Illinois, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, a $200 fine and a $200 special assessment. There is no parole in the federal system.

Court records showed that on June 9, 2015, Barnes entered a guilty plea to an indictment charging her and others with Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Listed Chemical (Pseudoephedrine) Knowing It Would Be Used to Manufacture a Controlled Substance. The conspiracy is alleged to have existed from February 28 through October 1, 2014, in Marion and Clinton Counties.

Information leading to the conviction of Barnes 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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