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Richland County Men Indicted On Methamphetamine Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2012

Christopher P. Stout, 30, of Olney, Illinois, and Shawn W. Jayne, 30, of Dundas, Illinois, were indicted on methamphetamine related charges in separate cases returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Christopher P. Stout was indicted on two charges. Count 1 charges that from 2010, until January 26, 2012, in Richland and Clay Counties, Stout conspired with others known and unknown to the grand jury to manufacture methamphetamine. Count 2 charges that from June 2010, to May 17, 2012, in Richland County, Stout possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

With respect to Count 1, Stout faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $1,000,000 fine, and no less than 3 years supervised release to follow his incarceration. With respect to Count 2, Stout faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and no more than 3 years supervised release to follow his incarceration.

Shawn W. Jayne was charged in a separate indictment with two counts. Count 1 charges that from August 2010, until March 2012, in Richland and Jasper Counties, Jayne conspired with others known and unknown to the grand jury to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Count 2 charges that from August 25, 2010, to June 13, 2012, in Richland County, Jayne possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

With respect to Count 1, Jayne faces from 5 to 40 years imprisonment, up to a $2,000,000 fine, and no less than 4 years supervised release to follow his incarceration. With respect to Count 2, Jayne faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and no more than 3 years supervised release to follow his incarceration.

An Indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney George A. Norwood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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