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December 16, 2014

Waterloo Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Charges

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that a Waterloo, Illinois, man, convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Distribution of Methamphetamine, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison on December 11, 2014. Shawn Buckley, 32, received his 70 month sentence for offenses which occurred in St. Clair County, IL, and in St. Louis, MO. Buckley pled guilty to those offenses on August 20, 2014. Following release from imprisonment, Buckley will serve a 4 year term of supervised release. Buckley was also ordered to pay a $200 fine and a $200 special assessment. Buckley has been in custody since his arraignment on September 25, 2013.

Evidence in support of this prosecution was obtained in an investigation which was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF initiative is designed to bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and resources together to identify, target and dismantle large national and international drug trafficking organizations. Agencies participating in this case include the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and U.S. Marshal Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce.

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