Jackson County man sentenced to 14 years in federal prison

Ice, or methamphetamine with a purity level of at least 80%.

JACKSON COUNTY, IL — A Jackson County man has been sentenced to 14 years or 168 months in federal prison on a methamphetamine violation, says U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Steven Weinhoeft.

The Department of Justice says evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings shows James E. Sizemore was involved with several others in distribution of methamphetamine in Jackson County. Weinhoeft says, in 2017, Sizemore sold methamphetamine to a confidential source working for law enforcement. At the sentencing, the judge found Sizemore was responsible for the distribution of more than 1.4 kilograms of ice (methamphetamine with a purity level of at least 80%).

The DOJ says Sizemore’s sentence includes three years of supervised release.