OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
STEPHEN R. WIGGINTON UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
Nine Executive Drive, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208 402 West Main Street, Benton, Illinois 62812
|For Immediate Release||Public Information Officer|
|December 1, 2010||FAUSA Randy G. M assey|
|MISSOURI MAN SENTENCED FOR ROLE IN METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY|
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on November 29, 2010, JASON M. KENDRICK, age 36, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton, Illinois. KENDRICK, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 292 months’ imprisonment, 10 years’ supervised release, and was fined $200.
The violation took place between February 2007 and November 11, 2009, in Union, Alexander, and St. Clair Counties. In a factual stipulation entered into at the time of KENDRICK’s guilty plea, KENDRICK admitted that he and others had stolen multi-gallon amounts of anhydrous ammonia on multiple occasions. On November 9, 2009, KENDRICK and a co-defendant were arrested after stealing anhydrous ammonia from tanks located in Ware, Illinois. Upon KENDRICK’s arrest, police officers recovered two 100 pound propane tanks, one of which was leaking anhydrous ammonia. A co-defendant has previously been sentenced to 240 months for involvement in the methamphetamine conspiracy.
The investigationwasconductedbytheUnion CountySheriff’s Office, Jackson CountySheriff’s Office, and Anna Police Department. The investigation was conducted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods 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 was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.