News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 03, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314)538-4670

Carterville Man Pleads Guilty to Role in
Methamphetamine Conspiracy

MAR 03 - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on March 1, 2010, FLOYD L. HOGG, age 69, of Carterville, Illinois, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to a one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The violation took place between December 2005 and April 10, 2009, in the Illinois counties of Jackson, Williamson, and Franklin.

The offense carries a penalty of a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 40 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $2,000,000, and a term of 4 years supervised release. HOGG is currently being held without bond pending a sentencing hearing, which is currently scheduled for June 3, 2010.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, COMIT Drug Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration pursuant to their participation in the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative for the Southern District of Illinois. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.