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Southern District of Illinois

Friday, February 9, 2018

Randolph County Resident Sentenced to 135 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Conspiracy


Brian A. Mudd, 60, of Ruma, 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 February 8, 2018, Mudd was sentenced to 135 months of imprisonment and four years of supervised release following his imprisonment. Mudd pleaded guilty to a one count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine on November 1, 2017.

As part of his guilty plea, Mudd admitted to being involved with others in the distribution of ice in southern Illinois. "Ice" is a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine of at least 80% purity. He obtained dealer amounts of ice and supplied it to others, primarily in Randolph County. On or about December 6, 2016, Mudd sold ice to a confidential source working for law enforcement. Searches of his home and vehicle located pre-recorded U.S. currency, a digital scale, paraphernalia, and other evidence of drug use and distribution. Defendant admitted that his relevant conduct included between 500 grams and 1.5 kilograms of ice.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Chester Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Cape Girardeau, Missouri Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Randolph County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorneys Amanda A. Robertson and Adam E. Hanna for prosecution.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 9, 2018