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Meth Manufacturers Sentenced

June 01, 2012

Two southern Illinois residents were recently sentenced in federal district court on an
indictment charging Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for
the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

On May 29, 2012, Joshua B. Jordan, 20, of Grand Tower, was sentenced to 60 months’
imprisonment, 4 years’ supervised release, and was fined $300.00. On May 30, 2012, Justin L.
Stokes, 32, of Anna, was sentenced to 130 months’ imprisonment, 5 years’ supervised release, and
was fined $600.00.

Evidence offered at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Jordan and Stokes were
involved with others in the manufacture, distribution, and use of methamphetamine. The offense
occurred between 2009 and April 6, 2011, in Jackson, Union, Randolph, and Williamson Counties.
Fourteen co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their role in the methamphetamine
conspiracy. Two additional co-defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office,
Murphysboro Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office, and Drug Enforcement
Administration. The Jackson County States Attorney’s Office and United States Marshals Service
also assisted during the investigationn

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.














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