Johnston City Resident Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offenses

(BENTON, IL) — A Johnston City woman was recently sentenced in federal court on meth-related offenses. Acting U.S. Attorney James Porter says 28-year-old Krystle N. Statler, who had previously pled guilty to a two-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possessing pseudoephedrine knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years’ supervised release and fined $600. The offenses occurred between 2012 and November of last year, in Williamson, Jackson and Franklin counties. Porter says evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Statler was involved with others in obtaining pseudoephedrine and manufacturing methamphetamine. On April 17, 2013, Statler traveled to Carbondale with two other persons to obtain pseudoephedrine.