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.