MURPHYSBORO RESIDENT SENTENCED TO PRISON
FOR ROLE IN METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 7, 2011, JOSIAH F. CATON, age 30, of Murphysboro, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton, Illinois. CATON, who had previously guilty to a one-count superseding indictment charging him with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 41 months’ imprisonment, 3 years’ supervised release, and was fined $200.
The violation took place between April 2008, and September 2009, in Union and Jackson Counties. Five co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their roles in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Co-defendant THOMAS GLAAB is currently a fugitive.
The investigation was conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’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 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 is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.