OLNEY MAN SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS ON METH-RELATED CHARGES

Brandon L. Atwood, 33, of Olney, Illinois, was recently sentenced to 97 months in federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, Steven D. Weinhoeft, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. Atwood had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of a federal indictment.

During court proceedings, Atwood admitted that from 2015 to 2017, he conspired with others to knowingly and intentionally distribute methamphetamine in violation of federal law. The total amount of methamphetamine involved in the conspiracy was five (5) grams or more of crystal methamphetamine, commonly referred to as “Ice.” Atwood further admitted that he had distributed methamphetamine on two occasions in November 2017. All of Atwood’s crimes were committed in Richland County, Illinois.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office

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