Drug Enforcement Administration

St. Louis

William J. Callahan, Special Agent in Charge

February 19, 2015

Contact: SA John Leonard

Phone Number: 314-538-4600

Carbondale Resident Sentenced On Methamphetamine Offense

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, James P. Shroba announced today that Brandon K. Craig, 21, of Carbondale, Ill., was sentenced for his involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy in the Southern District of Illinois.  Stephen R.

Craig, who had previously pled guilty to the one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison, 3 years’ supervised release, and was fined $300. The offense occurred between 2010 and January 2014, in Jackson, Williamson, Union, and Franklin Counties.

It was established that Craig was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Craig was a methamphetamine cook and purchased pseudoephedrine for himself and others to use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. At sentencing, the district court found that Emery was responsible for the illegal possession of 247 grams of pseudoephedrine.

Four co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their involvement in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Two co-defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Six co-defendants have pled not guilty and are awaiting jury trial.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Carbondale Police Department, and the Illinois State Police/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force.

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