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A 33 year old Taylorville man, Jamal Shehadeh has been ordered to serve 54 months (4 years, 6 months) in federal prison for manufacturing methamphetamine. U.S. District Judge Richard Mills sentenced Shehadeh on Aug. 9, 2016.


On March 28, 2016, Shehadeh pled guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Christian county in February of 2014.


Shehadeh was arrested in November 2014 and was released on bond. He was then arrested in June of 2016, on a petition to revoke his pre-trial release. Shehadeh was being detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  


he case was investigated by the Illinois State Police, the Taylorville Police Department, and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris.

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