Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Mulford
217-524-4173
877-844-5461 (TTY)

smulford@atg.state.il.us
December 28, 2006

MADIGAN ANNOUNCES SENTENCING OF INDIANA WOMAN ON DRUG CHARGE

Chicago – Attorney General Lisa Madigan today said that a Will County judge sentenced an Indiana women to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) after her guilty plea to Class X criminal drug conspiracy.

Madigan said Darlene Fier, 43, of Knox, Indiana, was arrested in December 2004 by Olympia Fields Police after a search of her vehicle at an Olympia Fields grocery store turned up more than 2,800 pseudoephedrine pills hidden under the hood and inside the car. Authorities say Fier and another person, David Sutton, drove from Indiana to Will and Cook Counties to buy the pseudoephedrine pills to facilitate the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Sutton was indicted and convicted of criminal drug conspiracy in a separate proceeding handled by Madigan’s office earlier this year.

Madigan’s Statewide Grand Jury Bureau brought the charges against Fier. The Olympia Fields Police Department, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, Will County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police Crime Lab, Fulton County, Indiana District Attorney’s Office and the Indiana State Police cooperated in the investigation.

Assistant Attorney General Matthew Hoppock prosecuted the case for Madigan’s Statewide Grand Jury Bureau

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