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Richland County Man Indicted On Methamphetamine Related Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2012

Bryan Alan Hanson, 48, of Parkersburg, Illinois, was indicted on methamphetamine related charges returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Hanson was indicted on three charges. Count 1 charges that on January 26, 2012, in Richland County, Hanson knowingly and intentionally manufactured methamphetamine. Count 2 charges that on January 26, 2012, in Richland County, Hanson knowingly and intentionally manufactured methamphetamine on premises in which an individual under the age of 18 years was present. Count 3 charges that from April 2010, to on or about January 26, 2012, in Richland County, Hanson possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

With respect to Count 1, Hanson 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 each of Counts 2 and 3, Hanson faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 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 case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney George A. Norwood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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