News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Guilty Plea in Marion County Methamphetamine Case

AUG 28 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on August 27, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, East St. Louis, Illinois, Conrad J. WYNN, age 28, of Vernon, Illinois, pleaded guilty to an Indictment charging him with Conspiracy to Manufacture, Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine (Count 1); Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine (Count 2); and Possession of Products, Chemicals and Materials for the Purpose of Manufacturing Methamphetamine (Count 3). Counts 1 and 2 carry a potential sentence of not less than 10 years’ imprisonment up to life imprisonment, up to a $4 million fine, and a term of supervised release of not less than 5 years. Count 3 carries a potential sentence of up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 0fine, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years.

The offenses occurred on March 14, 2009, in Marion County, Illinois. Sentencing is currently scheduled for December 4, 2009.

This investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing activity was primarily conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Illinois State Police, the Patoka Police Department, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, and was conducted in cooperation with Marion County State’s Attorney. The investigation was conducted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods DRAGUN Team Initiative, a cooperative effort of local, state and federal law enforcement, and state and federal prosecuting authorities, aimed at ridding communities of illegal drugs and guns.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kit Morrissey.