Anna Residents Charged In Meth Conspiracy
Four Anna, IL, residents were indicted in federal court on May 24, 2012, and charged with
conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District
of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
On May 29, 2012, Bret A. Crunk, 42, and Tina M. Barlow, 25, both of Anna, appeared in
federal court in Benton on the indictment which charged conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
On May 31, 2012, Crunk was ordered held without bond pending a July 30, 2012, jury trial. Two
co-defendants, Gary L. Taborn, 30, and Charles J. Brimm, 25, were also charged, but have not yet
made their initial appearances in federal court.
The conspiracy offense is alleged to have occurred between 2010, and March 12, 2012, in
Union, Jackson and Saline Counties. The offense carries a penalty of up to 20 years’ imprisonment,
a fine of not more than $1 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 3 years.
Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson
County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration
The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.