Effingham Woman Sentenced To 6.5 Years For Meth

28 year old Melissa J. Reynolds, of Effingham, has been sentenced to 78 months in federal prison on methamphetamine-related charges.

Reynolds previously pleaded guilty to four counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from January to October 2018, Reynolds conspired with others to distribute 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine. Counts 2-4 charged that Reynolds distributed methamphetamine on three specified dates in June and July 2018. All of Reynolds’ crimes occurred in Effingham County.

The sentence imposed on Reynolds includes a four-year term of supervised release.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force.

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