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Creal Springs Man Faces Federal Prison in Meth Case

November 20, 2012

On November 19, 2012, a Williamson County resident was sentenced in U.S. District Court on a one-count indictment, charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Robert L. Shreve, Jr., 23, of Creal Springs, was sentenced to 110 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and fined $600. The conspiracy offense occurred between 2008, and January 30, 2012, in Williamson, Jackson, Saline, and Franklin Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Shreve was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. In addition to participating in methamphetamine cooks, Shreve also supplied pseudoephedrine pills to others for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. One co-defendant has previously been sentenced for his involvement in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Four codefendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Murphysboro Police Department, Marion Police Department, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, Carrier Mills Police Department, Harrisburg Police Department, and United States Marshals Service.

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














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