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Murphysboro, IL woman sentenced to 7 years on drug charges

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A Murphysboro, Illinois woman was sentenced on Dec. 3 for her involvement in a methamphetamine and crack cocaine conspiracy.

According to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen R. Wigginton, Jamie "Jamie K" or "Jamie K Short" Kay Kelly, 45, had previously pleaded guilty to a two-count indictment charging her with conspiracy to make meth and conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

She was sentenced to seven years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release and fined $400.

According to Wigginton, evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Kelly was involved with Harold, "Wayne," Lewayne Barron and others in the making of meth between August 2012 and October 2013 in Jackson and Perry Counties.

He said Kelly was also involved with Barron and Maurice "Ray Ray" L. Robinson and others in the distribution of crack cocaine between May 2013 and September 2013 in Jackson County.

Barron and Robinson pleaded guilty to their roles and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Murphysboro Police Department, Illinois State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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