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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
November 22, 2010   FAUSA Randy G. M assey
    (618) 628-3700
  DESOTO MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY  

 

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on November 22, 2010, DREW A. SEIBERT, age 34, of Desoto, Illinois, pled guilty in United States District Court in Benton to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The violation took place between January 2007, and December 5, 2009, in Jackson County.

The offense carries a potential penalty of 10 years’ to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4,000,000, and a term of 8 years’ supervised release. SEIBERT is being held without bond pending a February 24, 2011, sentencing hearing.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Murphysboro Police Department, in cooperation with 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.

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