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Chester "Meth" Maker Faces Five Years

April 16, 2012

A Chester, Ill., man was sentenced on April 12, 2012, on a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

David E. Roche, 51, was sentenced to 60 months in prison, 4 years of supervised release, and fined $300. The conspiracy offense occurred between December, 2010, and March 16, 2011, in Jackson and Randolph Counties. Two co-defendants have previously pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

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

















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