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Gillespie Man Sentenced To Over 12 Years

Macoupin County State's Attorney Jordan J. Garrison announced on April 24, 2024 the sentencing of a local man.

Austin M. Frayer, (25), of Gillespie, was sentenced by the Honorable Joshua A. Meyer to 12.5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for the offense of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine, a Class X felony.

Frayer was stopped near mile marker 43 on Interstate-55 in Macoupin County. Sgt. Justin Frankford conducted a free air dog sniff of the vehicle where the K9 indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle. A search of the car found nearly a...


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