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February 25, 2011

Drew A. Seibert, 35, of Desoto, Ill.- was sentenced on February 25, 2011, in United States
District Court in Benton, to 42 months’ imprisonment, 3 years’ supervised release and was fined $600,
the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Seibert had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture

The facts in this case showed that between January 2007, and December 5, 2009, Seibert was
involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine in Desoto, in Jackson County. When law
enforcement officials executed a search warrant at Seibert’s Desoto residence, on December 5, 2009,
they located methamphetamine, anhydrous ammonia, drug paraphernalia, and numerous firearms. At
sentencing, the district court determined that Seibert was responsible for the manufacture of
approximately 147 grams of methamphetamine.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jackson County
Sheriff’s Office, and Murphysboro Police Department, in cooperation with Jackson County State’s
Attorney Michael Wepsiec. The investigation was conducted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods
DRAGUN Team 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.




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