Olney woman sentenced to federal prison on meth charges

EAST ST. LOUIS — A 44-year-old Richland County woman was sentenced to federal prison on methamphetamine charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

On July 23, 2015, Jacque Lee Brown, of Olney, was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release following her prison term, and fined $300.

Brown had previously pleaded guilty, admitting that from April 8, 2009, to September 7, 2012, in Richland County, Brown knowingly and intentionally possessed Pseudoephedrine pills, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pills would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

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

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.