Chester Man Off to Federal Prison
A Chester, Ill., man, who plead guilty on December 29, 2011,in federal district court, was
sentenced today, April 12, 2012, on an 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.
Kenneth J. Chambers, 45, was sentenced to serve 108 months in prison, two years of
supervised release, and fined $200. The violation took place from October, 2006, through April,
2011, in Jackson and Randolph counties. At his plea, Chambers admitted that he would obtain
pseudoephedrine pills for use in manufacturing methamphetamine. At sentencing, the district court
found that Chambers had unlawfully obtained approximately 441 grams of pseudoephedrine.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office,
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Chester Police Department, Murphysboro Police Department,
and Drug Enforcement Administration.
The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for