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Jackson County Men Face Federal Prison For Drug Offenses

April 12, 2012

Two Jackson County, Ill., residents were sentenced in federal district court on an indictment charging Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

On April 12, 2012, Franklin S. Denault, 34, a/k/a “Frankie D,” of Ava, and Andrew J. McCann, 25, of Murphysboro, were each sentenced to 60 months in prison, 4 years of supervised release, and fined $300. Evidence offered at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Denault and McCann were involved with others in the manufacture, distribution, and use of methamphetamine. The offense occurred between 2009, and April 6, 2011, in Jackson, Union, Randolph, and Williamson Counties. Nine co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Seven co-defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office and United States Marshals Service also assisted during the investigation.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.














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