Altamont man sentenced to more than 15 years on federal meth charges

EAST ST. LOUIS — A 28-year-old Altamont man was sentenced Monday to nearly 16 nears in federal prison after he pleaded guilty last year to multiple meth-related offenses.

Travis Cole Maxfield was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release, a $500 fine and a $500 special assessment, says Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Maxfield pleaded guilty in February 2014 to all charges against him in an indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury in November 2014. All offenses relate to the production and distribution of methamphetamine.

Specifically, Maxfield was sentenced for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine from October 2013 through May 2014 in St. Clair, Clinton, and Marion Counties; manufacture of methamphetamine on February 26, 2014, in St. Clair County; distribution of methamphetamine on March 5, 2014, in Marion County; possession of a listed chemical (Pseudoephedrine) knowing or having reason to know that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine in St. Clair County.

Information leading to the charges against Maxfield was obtained in an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Kit Morrissey.