Olney Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Related Charges
Thomas E. Rottinghaus, Jr., 39, of Olney, IL, was sentenced to federal prison on drug charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. Rottinghaus was sentenced to 84 months in prison, three years supervised release following prison, and fined $300.
Rottinghaus had previously pleaded guilty to a two count federal indictment. Count 1 charged that on or about March 20-23, 2012, in Richland County, Rottinghaus attempted to manufacture a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. Count 2 charged that on or about March 23, 2012, in Richland County, Rottinghaus possessed equipment, chemicals, products, or materials which may be used to manufacture methamphetamine, knowing, intending, and having reasonable cause to believe, that those items would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
The investigation was conducted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.
The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.