Indictment Announced In Meth Case
A Vienna, IL, man was indicted on April 17, 2012, for conspiracy to manufacture
methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R.
Wigginton, announced today.
On May 21, 2012, Aaron M. Trover, 30, made his initial appearance in federal court on the
one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. At a May 24, 2012,
detention hearing, Trover was ordered held without bond, pending trial, which is currently scheduled
for July 23, 2012.
The indictment alleges that the conspiracy offense occurred between August, 2011, and
March, 2012, in Johnson and Williamson Counties. The charged offense carries a penalty of 5-40
years in prison, a fine of not more than $5 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 4
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration.
The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.
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.