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Girard Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Distributing Methamphetamine

A Girard, Illinois man, Michael Pitman, has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison to be followed by 60 months of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

At the sentencing hearing, the government presented evidence to U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough that on May 25, 2021, Parole Agents with the Illinois Department of Corrections were conducting a compliance check on Pitman’s residence when they discovered over 90 grams of methamphetamine and two firearms. One of the firearms was stolen and had been converted to fire fully automatically and the other firearm’s serial number had been scratched off. At the time of his arrest, Pitman was on parole for three separate state convictions.

Pitman was indicted in June of 2021 and pleaded guilty in July of 2022. He has remained in the custody of the United States Marshal since his arrest.


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