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February 4, 2011

On February 4, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, East
St. Louis, Illinois, Joshua McMurray, 32, of Lufkin, Texas, plead guilty to an Indictment charging him in Count 1 with Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine, and in each of Counts 2 -
4 with Distribution of Methamphetamine the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois,
Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. The maximum statutory penalty as to Count 1 is not less than
10 years’ imprisonment, up to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4 million, and a term of supervised
release of at least 5 years. The maximum statutory penalty as to each of Counts 2 - 4 is not less than 5
years’ imprisonment up to 40 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $2 million, and a term of supervised
release of at least 4 years. Sentencing is scheduled for May 13, 2011, at 1:30 p.m.

According to the Indictment and other court documents, the conspiracy operated in Madison
County, Ill. and in the Eastern District of Texas from approximately October 20, 2009, through July 6,
2010. McMurray conspired with others to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine. He mailed
some of the finished product to a customer in Madison County, Ill.-. Several of the mailings were
intercepted by law enforcement authorities during the course of the investigation.

This investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing activity was conducted by the Drug
Enforcement Administration, the Illinois State Police, and the Angelina County Texas Sheriff’s
Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kit R. Morrissey.









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