Chester Man To Serve Five Years In Prison
A Chester, IL, man was sentenced on July 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.
Virgil Wayne Chambers, 48, was sentenced to 60 months in prison, to be followed by a three year
term of supervised release. Chambers was also fined $400. The conspiracy offense occurred
between December 2010 and March 16, 2011, in Jackson and Randolph Counties.
Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings revealed that Chambers was involved with
others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. When agents executed a search warrant at
Chambers’s Chester residence, on March 16, 2011, they located methamphetamine and
methamphetamine-making materials. At sentencing, the district court found that Chambers was
responsible for the manufacture of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Two co-defendants
were previously sentenced to prison terms of 60 months and 37 months for their role in the
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 was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.