Randolph County Man Sentenced On Methamphetamine Offense  

(EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) — On July 27, 2017, Colty T. Peak, 32, of Red Bud, was sentenced to federal prison for a methamphetamine offense, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. Peak, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count superseding indictment charging conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced to 140 months of imprisonment, to be followed by 4 years’ supervised release, and was fined $300.00. The indictment alleged that the offense occurred between November 2013 and August 2015, in Perry, Randolph, Monroe, Jackson and St. Clair Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Peak was involved with other persons in manufacture of methamphetamine and distribution of ice in southern Illinois. Ice is methamphetamine which has a purity level of at least 80%. At sentencing, the district court found that Peak was responsible for the possession or distribution of 240.8 grams of ice and 332.4 of pseudoephedrine. Co-defendant Dyllan Wayland was previously sentenced to 100 months’ imprisonment for his role in the ice conspiracy. Co-defendant Joseph Hatley has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Percy Police Department, Steeleville Police Department, Sparta Police Department, and Illinois Department of Corrections. The Randolph County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.