2 Effingham County Dealers Sentenced On Meth Charges

rex3

Maggie L. Matlock, 30, of Mason, Illinois, and Nathan G. Kirkley, 25, of Gays, Illinois, were recently sentenced in federal court on methamphetamine related charges, Steven D. Weinhoeft, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced late last week.

On October 2, 2019, Matlock was sentenced to 168 months’ imprisonment and fined $200. Matlock had previously pleaded guilty to a one-count federal indictment which charged that from on or about 2017, until on or about December 2018, in Effingham County, the State of Colorado, and elsewhere, Matlock conspired to distribute 50 grams or more of crystal methamphetamine (Ice).

On September 30, 2019, Kirkley was sentenced to 97 months’ imprisonment and fined $200. Kirkley had previously pleaded guilty to a two-count federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from on or about June 2017, until on or about October 2018, in Effingham County, and elsewhere, Kirkley conspired to distribute 50 grams or more of crystal methamphetamine (Ice). Count 2 charged that on July 2, 2018, in Effingham County, Kirkley possessed with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department, and the Effingham City Police.