News Release
August 22, 2008
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Illinois Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Conviction

AUG 22 -- Benton, IL - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on August 21, 2008, Matthew J. NORRIS, age 30, of Marion, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton, Illinois. NORRIS, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment, 5 years supervised release, and was fined $300.

According to information provided in open court, the investigation established that from at least January 2006 through May 30, 2007, NORRIS and others were involved in the manufacture of methamphetamine in Williamson County.

The investigation was conducted by the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.