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Harrisburg Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Charge

July 13, 2012

Jacob A. Hall, 29, of Harrisburg, Illinois, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Benton to an indictment charging him with two counts of possessing pseudoephedrine with intent that it be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. The indictment, returned by a Federal Grand Jury on May 8, 2012, alleged that the offenses occurred in Saline County on February 1, 2012, and February 7, 2012.

Sentencing was set for October 18, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., in the United States District Courthouse in Benton. On each count, Hall faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release to follow his incarceration.

Hall has been held without bond since his initial appearance 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.















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