Jackson County Men Sentenced for Roles in Meth Conspiracy

Jackson County Men Sentenced for Roles in Meth Conspiracy

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS – Two Jackson County men were recently sentenced in U.S. District Court to federal prison for their roles in a methamphetamine conspiracy.

Elijah Lacy of Murphysboro, 34 years old, was sentenced Tuesday to just over 19 years in federal prison, five years of supervised release and $700 in fines. Johnathan Moore of Carbondale, 34 years old, was sentenced last month to 17 and a half years in federal prison, five years of supervised release and $400 in fines.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois, Moore and Lacy previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and one count of attempted possession with intent to distribute the same amount. The alleged offenses occurred in Jackson County between Dec. 2018 and Jan. 2019.

A third man, co-defendant Kenton Murillo, also pleaded guilty to his role in the methamphetamine conspiracy, but has not yet been sentenced.

Photo Gallery