Illinois Man Sentenced to 143 months for Meth Trafficking
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris for the Central District of Illinois announced that Wesley K. Jacobson, 41, of Kewanee, Illinois, was sentenced to 143 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of actual methamphetamine and distribution of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.
At the sentencing hearing in front of Chief U.S. District Judge Sara Darrow, the government noted the scourge of methamphetamine within Central District of Illinois communities, particularly in rural areas.
Jacobson entered a plea of guilty in November 2021. The statutory penalties for conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of actual methamphetamine are 10 years to life imprisonment. Distribution of methamphetamine is punishable by up to life imprisonment.
The Illinois State Police Blackhawk Area Task Force (ISP BATF); Kewanee, Illinois, Police Department; and the DEA investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Mathew represented the government in the prosecution.