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Two Elkville residents have been indicted on methamphetamine charges.

Krystle R. Sands, 32, and Robert F. Humphrey were indicted Aug. 23 for conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine knowing that it would be used to make methamphetamine, according to a news release from United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald S. Boyce.

The formal charges allege that the offenses were committed between January 2015 and May 2017 in Jackson, Williamson and Saline counties.

Sands made her first appearance in federal court Aug. 28; Humphrey made his Sept. 4. Both are being held without bond pending a Nov. 6 jury trial.

The methamphetamine conspiracy charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years to life in prison followed by eight years of supervised release and an $8,000,000 fine. The pseudoephedrine conspiracy charge carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

The investigation is ongoing. It is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Elksville Police Department. The Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

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