Percy Men Plead Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy
On April 5, 2013, Michael J. Jaimet, 31, and Joshua D. Stacy, 26, both of Percy, Illinois, pled guilty in United States District Court in Benton to a one-count second superseding indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced.
The offense occurred between January 2011, and January 2013, in Perry, Jackson, and Randolph Counties. Evidence at the plea hearings established that Jaimet and Stacy were involved with each other and others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Jaimet and Stacy obtained pseudoephedrine for use during the manufacture of methamphetamine and also were involved in the methamphetamine cooks.
The sentencing hearings were set for August 8, 2013. At that time, both men face up to 20 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Co-defendants Steven A. Zweigart, II, Kathy L. Griffin, Jeremy R. Rettig, a/k/a “Jeremo,” and Leila M. Jaimet have previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine charge and are awaiting sentencing.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Percy Police Department, Murphysboro Police Department, Sparta Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.