CENTRALIA WOMAN SENTENCED ON METH-RELATED CHARGES

EAST SAINT LOUIS — Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Jennifer Ann Keller, 34, of Centralia, Illinois, was sentenced yesterday (9/1) to 70 months in federal prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release, a $300 fine and a $300 special assessment.

Sentencing followed a guilty plea in May 2014 to charges relating to the production and distribution of methamphetamine. Specifically, Keller was sentenced for Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine in St. Clair, Clinton, and Marion Counties; Manufacture of Methamphetamine in St. Clair County; and Possession of a Listed Chemical Knowing It Would Be Used to Manufacture Methamphetamine, in Clinton County. Four co-defendants have pleaded guilty to charges arising out of the same indictment. Two have previously been sentenced and two are awaiting sentencing.

Information leading to the charges against Keller 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.