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Meth Charge Nets Grand Tower Man Nearly 8 years in Prison

May 07, 2012

A Grand Tower, Ill., man was sentenced in federal court in Benton 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 4, 2012, Charles A. Williams, a/k/a “Spot,” 33, was sentenced to 92 months’
imprisonment, 4 years’ supervised release, and fined $200. Evidence offered at the plea and
sentencing hearings showed that Williams was 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. Thirteen co-defendants have previously been sentenced
for their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Four 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 State’s Attorney’s Office and United States Marshals Service
also assisted during the investigation

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














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