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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Elkville Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Offense

On February 13, 2014, Kenneth R. Tyner, 53, Elkville, Illinois, pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Evidence at the plea hearing established that, between August 2011, and April 2012, Tyner was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine in Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties. Tyner obtained and provided pseudoephedrine to others to use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Tyner is currently being held without bond pending a May 16, 2014, sentencing date. The methamphetamine offense carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and up to a $1,000,000 fine.

The investigation was conducted by the Illinois State Police/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.

Updated February 19, 2015