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November 9, 2015

Centralia Woman Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that Dusty Jo Gambill, 40, of Centralia, Illinois, was sentenced today for her role in a Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine which operated from February 28, 2014, through October 1, 2014, in Clinton and Marion Counties, and for Possession of a Listed Chemical (Pseudoephedrine) Knowing It Would Be Used to Manufacture Methamphetamine. Gambill was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison, three years’ supervised release, a $400 fine, and a $200 special assessment. Supervised release follows service of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.

Sentencing followed Gambill’s guilty plea to the charges on July 31, 2015. The charges were brought by a Federal Grand Jury in December 2014. Gambill has been in custody since July 21, 2015, when her bond was revoked. Also charged in the Conspiracy were Michael Alan Flanagan, James Perry Horton, David Leroy Altom, Jayme Lee Barnes and Kathy Sue Tomes. Flanagan, Horton, Altom and Tomes, have all pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Barnes was sentenced in September to five years in prison, four years’ supervised release, a $200 fine and a $200 special assessment.

Information leading to the charges against Gambill 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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