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Southern District of Illinois

Friday, September 27, 2013

Jackson County Man Sentenced On Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On September 27, 2013, Anthony R. Renth, 46, of Murphysboro, Ill., was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Renth, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine offense, was sentenced to 204 months in prison, to be followed by 6 years of supervised release, and fined $300. The offense occurred between June 2012, and November 1, 2012, in Jackson and Union Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Renth provided approximately 144 grams of pseudoephedrine to others to use during the manufacture of methamphetamine. Renth received an enhanced sentence based on his classification as a Career Offender.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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

Updated February 19, 2015