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|
|TWO SENTENCED IN METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY|
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on November 29, 2010, JEREMY L. STONE, age 24, of Murphysboro, Illinois, and RODNEY C. KIMES, age 40 of Carmi, Illinois, were sentenced in United States District Court in Benton, Illinois, after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. STONE was sentenced to 46 months’ imprisonment, 3 years’ supervised release, and was fined $600. KIMES was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment, 5 years’ supervised release, and was fined $300.
The violation took place between April 2008, and September 2009, in Union and Jackson Counties. Three co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their roles in the methamphetamine conspiracy. One co-defendant has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing.
The investigation was conducted bythe UnionCountySheriff’sOffice, Jackson CountySheriff’s Office, and Murphysboro Police Department, in cooperation with Union County States Attorney Tyler Edmonds and Jackson County States Attorney Michael Wepsiec. 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 is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.