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Subjects Arrested During Operation Icy Road Receive Federal Sentencing

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MACOMB, IL – McDonough County Sheriff Nicholas M. Petitgout and Macomb Police Chief Jerel Jones have released a joint statement announcing the federal sentencing of seven subjects arrested during Operation Icy Road by the Macomb/McDonough County Drug Unit, which has representation from the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office and Macomb Police Department.

On Friday, October 28th the following individuals were sentenced to their respective terms in the Federal Bureau of Prisons:

  • Jeanna M. Rechkemmer, 32, of Bushnell, IL – 135 months (11.25 years)
  • Jerel J. Guarin, 42, of Colchester, IL – 144 months (12 years)
  • Amanda S. Edwards, 40, of Bardolph, IL – 120 months (10 years)
  • Trenton L. Sealock, 25, of Bardolph, IL was sentenced to 144 months (12 years)
  • Christopher A. Yates, 39, of Joliet, IL – 168 months (14 years)
  • Amber M. Phelps, 31, of Colchester, IL – 120 months (10 years)
  • John W. Yates, 56, of Bushnell, IL – 120 months (10 years)

The subjects were prosecuted by the United States District Court Central District of Illinois at Rock Island for distributing methamphetamine throughout McDonough County in West Central Illinois.

The federal investigation has been ongoing for the last two years and has covered McDonough County, Knox County, Warren County, Henderson County, Mercer County, Fulton County, Hancock County, and Burlington, IA.

The Macomb/McDonough County Drug Task Force was assisted in the investigation by the D.E.A., Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Central Illinois Task Force, Galesburg Police Department, Monmouth Police Department, Burlington Iowa Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Fulton County Sherriff’s Office, Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, and the Hancock County Sherriff’s Office.

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