A 38-year-old Johnston City man will serve more than 16 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a federal charge of dealing meth.
According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Weinhoeft, Jackie C. Buckner on Friday got a 200-month sentence in federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine conspiracy. Buckner had previously pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment alleging he conspired to distribute meth.
The indictment alleged that between December 2016 and May of 2018, Buckner conspired with others to distribute ice, a high-purity type of meth; Buckner himself was found responsible for distributing 615.3 grams of ice, according to the news release.
Southern Illinois Enforcement Group and Energy Police Department investigated the case.
— The Southern