NORRIS CITY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSION OF A LISTED CHEMICAL (PSEUDOEPHEDRINE) KNOWING IT WOULD BE USED TO MANUFACTURE A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
A Norris City man, plead guilty on April 8, 2011, in United States District Court at Benton, Ill.-, to a one count indictment charging him with Possession of a Listed Chemical (Pseudoephedrine) Knowing it Would Be Used to Manufacture a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(c)(2), the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Rejino L. Deen, age 31, of Norris City, Ill.-, plead guilty in United States District Court at Benton, Ill.-. The violation took place from on or about May 2007, through August, 2010, in Saline, White and Williamson counties in the Southern District of Illinois. After his plea, he was remanded to custody pending his sentencing hearing which is set for 10 a.m., July 21, 2011, at Benton.
Deen admitted to the court that he would obtain pseudoephedrine pills for use in manufacturing methamphetamine. The offense carries with it a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.00, or both. Any term of imprisonment must be followed by a term of not more than three years’ of supervised release.
This investigation was conducted jointly by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Illinois State Police and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force Offices. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Michael C. Carr.