Saline County Woman Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Related Offenses
Sharon Sue Bauer, 43, of Harrisburg, Illinois, pled guilty on Thursday, August 2, 2012, in United States District Court in Benton to an indictment charging her with two counts of possessing pseudoephedrine with intent that it be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. The indictment, returned by a Federal Grand Jury on May 8, 2012, alleged that the offenses occurred in Saline County on April 12 and April 23, 2012.
Sentencing was set for November 19, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the United States District Courthouse in Benton. On each count, Bauer faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release to follow her incarceration.
Bauer has been held without bond since her arrest in May and was again remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal to await sentencing.
The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force with the assistance of the Saline County Sheriff’s Department and the Harrisburg Police Department.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.