• Mt. Vernon man gets fed time for meth

    by  • August 12, 2014 • News

    A 37-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been sentenced to federal prison, after he earlier pleaded guilty to federal methamphetamine charges. meth arrests

    Jose A. Roman was sentenced to 188 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release following his imprisonment, and was fined $200.

    According to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen Wigginton, the court sentenced Roman as a career offender due to his previous criminal history.

    Roman had previously pleaded guilty to a two count federal indictment. Counts 1 and 2 charged that on two separate occasions on May 7, 2013, in Jefferson County, that he knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine.

    The investigation in this case was conducted by the Joint Narcotics Unit of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney George Norwood.