Drug Enforcement Administration

St. Louis

William J. Callahan, Special Agent in Charge

February 25, 2015

Contact: SA John Leonard

Phone Number: (314) 538-4600

Pomona Woman Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offense

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, James P. Shroba announced today that April M. Elliot, 34, of Pomona, was sentenced on a methamphetamine violation, in the Southern District of Illinois.

Elliot, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 48 months in prison, 3 years’ supervised release, and fined $200. The offense occurred between 2009 and October 2013, in Union and Jackson Counties.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Elliot was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Elliot obtained pseudoephedrine pills for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Elliot also acted as a look-out while others cooked methamphetamine.

At sentencing, it was determined that Elliot was responsible for over 142 grams of pseudoephedrine. Co-defendants Toni Johnson and George Oliver have previously been sentenced to prison terms of 87 months and 70 months, respectively, for their roles in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Co-defendants Sommer Koons and Travis Sanders have pled guilty to their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and the  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. The Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, Carbondale Police Department, and Union and Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Offices assisted in the investigation.

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