Justin Rawlings sentenced to nearly two decades in prison after 2014 meth arrest

By Ryne Turke on June 3, 2016 at 12:37pm

A sentence has been handed down for the second Jacksonville man arrested last November with a large amount of methamphetamine in his possession at a traffic stop.

On April 5th in Pike County, 25-year-old Justin Rawlings entered an open plea of guilty for methamphetamine trafficking and no contest for meth delivery of between 100 and 400 grams, both class X felonies.

Rawlings was sentenced on Tuesday to 18-years in the Illinois Department of Correction, given three years of mandatory supervised release and fined $2,000 plus court costs.

Rawlings was given credit for 196 days served in jail. Twenty-five-year-old Kouri Woods, who was with Rawlings during the traffic stop in November, was given an eight year sentence in the IDOC in April for unlawful delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of meth.

Law enforcement reports that Rawlings and Woods were arrested on Interstate 72 between Pittsfield and Griggsville. An investigation revealed the illegal narcotics had come across state lines from Missouri to Illinois. The street value was estimated at $17,000.