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Lawrenceville man sentenced in federal court for meth

Kedly G. Newlin, 57, of Lawrenceville, IL, was recently sentenced to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

On March 14, 2017, Newlin was sentenced to 235 months of imprisonment and five years of supervised release following his imprisonment. Newlin previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment.

Count 1 charged that from November 2015, until June 18, 2016, in Crawford, Lawrence, and Richland Counties, within the Southern District of Illinois, and elsewhere, Newlin and others conspired to distribute methamphetamine. The total amount of methamphetamine involved in the conspiracy was 50 grams or more of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice.”

Count 2 charged that on February 17, 2016, in Crawford County, Newlin knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, the Robinson, Illinois Police Department, the Bridgeport, Illinois Police Department, the Lawrenceville County Sheriff’s Office, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.