Southern Illinois man to serve 11 years for selling ‘ice’

A Randolph County man will serve more than 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to selling methamphetamine.

Brian A. Mudd, 60, of Ruma, pleaed guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 135 months in prison, or slightly over 11 years, followed by four years of supervised release.

Mudd admitted being involved in the distribution of “ice,” a mixture containing methamphetamine of at least 80 percent purity, that he obtained and supplied to others in Randolph County. In December 2016, Mudd sold ice to a confidential source working for law enforcement, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Searches of his home and car found various paraphernalia and equipment relating to drug use and distribution.

Mudd’s case was handled in federal court and investigated by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Chester Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Cape Girardeau Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration.

Elizabeth Donald: 618-239-2507, @BNDedonald