News Release
Date: June 14, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314)538-4670

Jerseyville Woman Sentenced For Heroin Overdose Death

JUN 14 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that JAMIE E. DAY, age 26, of Jerseyville, was sentenced to 240 months in prison for Distribution of Heroin Resulting in Death. All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole. DAY pled guilty to that charge on March 2, 2010, in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois.

DAY admitted that she had supplied heroin to Kelby Willman in Jerseyville during the evening hours of June 8-9, 2009, which was ingested by Willman and resulted in his death. Willman was 23 years old at the time of his death.

In addition to 20 years in prison, DAY was also sentenced to a term of supervised release of 3 years to be served upon release from prison; a $1,000 fine; and a special assessment of $100. Day was also ordered to pay restitution of $7,655 to Willman’s family.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jerseyville, Illinois Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.