Jackson County Man Indicted on "Meth" Charge
A Jackson County resident was indicted on October 16, 2012, in a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
On October 19, 2012, Joseph R. Green, 48, of Elkville, IL, appeared in federal court in Benton on the one-count indictment charging Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. Green is currently being held without bond pending an October 23, 2012, bond hearing.
The offense is alleged to have occurred between August, 2009, and September 4, 2012, in Jackson County. The offense carries a penalty of up to 20 years’ imprisonment, 3 years’ supervised release, and a fine of up to $1,000,000.
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.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Murphysboro Police Department. The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.
The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.