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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jackson County Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

A Jackson County, IL, man pled guilty to an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Anthony R. Renth, 45, of Murphysboro, entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The indictment alleged that the offense occurred between June 2012 and November 1, 2012, in Jackson and Union Counties. Renth is currently being held without bond pending a September 26, 2013, sentencing hearing. At that time, he will face a penalty of up to 30 years in prison, a $2,000,000 fine, and 6 years of supervised release.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Murphysboro Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.

Updated February 19, 2015