Cutler Man Sentenced for Meth Offense

BENTON – A Cutler man has been sentenced to federal prison for a methamphetamine offense.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald Boyce says 28-year-old Bradley M.D. Miller, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count superseding indictment charging conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced Wednesday to 168 months in prison, three years of supervised release and was fined $300.

The superseding indictment alleges that the methamphetamine offense occurred between 2014 and September of last year in Perry, Randolph, St. Clair and Franklin counties.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Miller was involved with co-defendant Taylor C. Robertson and numerous other persons in the distribution of ice in southern Illinois. Ice is methamphetamine which has a purity level of at least 80 percent.

At sentencing, the District Court found that Miller was responsible for the distribution of 1.4 kilograms of ice. Miller received an enhanced sentence because he used a juvenile to distribute some of the ice.

Co-defendant Robertson was previously sentenced to 57 months of imprisonment for her role in the ice conspiracy.

One co-defendant has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing. Three co-defendants have pled not guilty and are being held without bond pending a May 15 jury trial.