Illinois Man Sentenced to 112 Months for Meth Trafficking
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Christopher P. Shultz, 50, of Monmouth, Illinois, was sentenced on March 29, 2022, to 112 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
According to court documents, Shultz was arrested during a traffic stop on July 7, 2019, in Gulfport, Illinois, and was found to be in possession of than 80 grams of pure methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
Shultz was indicted in August 2020 and pleaded guilty in November 2021. The statutory penalties for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute are up to life imprisonment, up to a $10 million fine, and up to a life term of supervised release.
The DEA and Gulfport Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Grant Thomas Hodges represented the government in the prosecution.