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A Southern Illinois Woman is Headed to Prison on Multiple Charges


A Jackson County woman -- who had to be extracted from her vehicle during a roll-over crash in May 2020 -- has been sentenced on multiple charges.

The Jackson County State’s Attorney says 40-year-old Nicole Dobbs of Gorham was sentenced to five years after pleading guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine, Driving Under the Influence and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.

After Dobbs' crash near the Da-Nite Tavern in Murphysboro last year, officers located numerous baggies containing methamphetamine, a loaded firearm, and items of drug paraphernalia in the car. Toxicology reports revealed Dobbs had methamphetamine in her system at the time of the accident.

In April of this year, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a suspected stolen vehicle on Dobbs' property. It was determined that this vehicle was stolen out of Missouri.

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