Randolph County Resident Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offense

(BENTON, IL) — On February 3, 2016, 25-year old Randall A. Miller of Percy, was sentenced on a methamphetamine offense, according to the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter. Miller, who had previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced to 5 months short of 20 years in federal prison, 3 years’ supervised release and fined $200. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Miller was involved with others in distribution of ice/methamphetamine. Ice is a form of methamphetamine with a purity of at least 80%. He was getting dealer amounts of ice/methamphetamine from a Missouri source for redistribution in southern Illinois. At sentencing, the judge found that Miller was responsible for the distribution of more than 1.9 kilograms of ice/methamphetamine. Miller also received a sentencing enhancement based on his possession of a firearm. The offense occurred between 2013 and June 2015, in Perry, Jackson and Randolph Counties. Six co-defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Five co-defendants have pled not guilty and are awaiting a February 29, 2016, jury trial. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, the Perry County Drug Task Force, the Percy Police Department, the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, the DuQuoin Police Department, the Pinckneyville Police Department, and other agencies.