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June 22, 2011

A Waltonville man, was sentenced on June 22, 2011, in United States District Court at Benton, Ill.-, on a one count indictment charging him with Possession of a Listed Chemical (Pseudoephedrine) Knowing it Would Be Used to Manufacture a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Jason R. W. Green, 34, of Waltonville, Ill.-, was sentenced to serve a 135 month prison term, pay a $200 fine and $100 in special assessments, and to serve a 3 year term of supervised release following his prison sentence.

United States Attorney Wigginton applauded the sentence and praised the hard work of the law enforcement partners who have banded together to stop the dealing in methamphetamine. “Methamphetamine is a poison which does nothing but harm our citizens. These combined task forces of cooperative law enforcement will not stop until this poison is eliminated from our communities.” stated United States Attorney Wigginton.

Green plead guilty in United States District Court at Benton on March 24, 2011, and has been in the custody of the United States Marshal since his arrest in November of 2010. The violation took place from on or about September 2007, through October, 2010, in Jefferson, and Franklin counties in the Southern District of Illinois. Green admitted to the court that he would obtain pseudoephedrine pills for use in manufacturing methamphetamine.

This investigation was conducted jointly by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Illinois State Police, the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael C. Carr.



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