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TWO MEN SENTENCED FOR MANUFACTURING
METHAMPHETAMINE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2011

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced
today that PAUL W. GOSSRAU and CHRISTOPHER D. POLLARD have been sentenced to federal
prison terms for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

GOSSRAU, age 45 of Godfrey, Illinois, was sentenced to 63 months’ imprisonment, to be
followed by 4 years of supervised release. POLLARD, age 33 of south St. Louis County, was sentenced
to 130 months’ imprisonment, followed by 4 years of supervised release. GOSSRAU and POLLARD
pled guilty in October, 2010, and both were sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis
on January 27, 2011.

According to evidence presented at their change-of-plea hearings, the two men bought at least
5500 pseudo-ephedrine cold tablets and took these pills to GOSSRAU’S house in Godfrey, where they
were used to manufacture methamphetamine. Most of the methamphetamine GOSSRAU and
POLLARD made was then sold in St. Louis County, Missouri during 2008 through 2009.

On June 18, 2009, Drug Enforcement Administration agents executed a search warrant at
GOSSRAU’S Godfrey residence and seized a large quantity of methamphetamine manufacturing
equipment, including ammonia, rubber tubing, pseudo-ephedrine cold tablets, and ten ounces of
methamphetamine residue.

The investigation which resulted in the convictions of GOSSRAU and POLLARD was
conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Illinois State Police and the Godfrey , Illinois
Police Department. The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison for
prosecution.

 

 

 

 

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