Union County State's Attorney's Office

Dongola Man Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine Offenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 19, 2017

Dongola Man Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine Offenses

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Derek S. Goolsby (DOB 10/17/1982) of rural Dongola has been sentenced to concurrent three (3) year terms in the Illinois Department of Corrections for two methamphetamine offenses.  Goolsby pleaded guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class 3 Felony and also admitted to a Petition for Revocation of Probation for the Original Offense of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class 2 Felony in a separate case.  Goolsby will serve a two (2) year term of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly parole).

Goolsby was found to be in possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop by Cobden Police in March 2016 and placed on probation in June 2016.  Goolsby was again found to be in possession of methamphetamine in August 2017 following a traffic stop by Anna Police.

Media: Please contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833-5500 for any available booking photographs.

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