Quincy woman sentenced to four years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine

Kristin Washington

Kristin Washington | Photo courtesy of Adams County Jail

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Kristin Washington, 37, of the 4000 block of State Street in Quincy, was sentenced Monday, Jan. 30 by U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough to four years in federal prison, to be followed by a 4-year term of supervised release, for distributing methamphetamine in Quincy.

Washington was indicted in October 2021 and pleaded guilty in September 2022. She has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshal since her arrest in June 2022.

The statutory penalties for distributing methamphetamine are up to 40 years imprisonment, not more than a $5,000,000 fine, not less than 4 years and up to life of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Springfield Division, Illinois State Police and Quincy Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Z. Weir represented the government in the prosecution.

The case against Washington is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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