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After pleading guilty in January, a Murphysboro man has been sentenced in federal court on a meth charge.

According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft, James E. Sizemore, of Murphysboro, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after pleading guilty previously to a one count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

The release says evidence presented at the sentencing hearing showed that Sizemore was involved with others in the distribution of meth where the judge explained that he had been responsible for distributing over 1.4 kilos of the drug.

His sentence includes three years of mandatory supervised release.

— The Southern

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Isaac Smith is a reporter covering Jackson County.

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