News Release
March 03, 2010
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
Number: (314)538-4660

Jerseyville, Illinois Woman Pleads Guilty in Heroin Overdose Death

MAR 03 - (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on March 2, 2010, JAMIE E. DAY, age 25, of Jerseyville, Illinois, pled guilty in the United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, to a federal indictment charging her with one count of Distribution of a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death.

At her change of plea hearing, DAY admitted providing heroin to Kelby W. Willman in Jerseyville, following a party, during the late evening hours of June 8-9, 2009.  Willman then injected himself and died.  Willman resided in Elsah, Illinois and was 23 when he died.

DAY is scheduled to be sentenced at 1:30 p.m., on June 4, 2010, in the United States District Court in East St. Louis.  She faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $1 million, a term of not more than 5 years of supervised release after completion of a prison term, and a special assessment of $100.00.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and by the
Jerseyville Police Department.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.