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Four Mt. Vernon Residents Indicted on Methamphetamine Related Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2013

Michael D. Cole, 53, Shelly R. Myogeto, 35, Julia A. Snow, 51, and Gregory S. Minor, 33, all of Mt. Vernon, IL, were indicted on March 21, 2013, on methamphetamine related charges in an Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

All four defendants were indicted in Count 1, which charges that from on or about June 2010, until on or about September 19, 2012, in Jefferson County, Cole, Myogeto, Snow, and Minor, conspired to knowingly and intentionally manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Count 2 charges that from on or about April 4, 2010, to on or about August 8, 2012, in Jefferson County, Cole did knowingly and intentionally possess pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Count 4 charges that on June 29, 2012, in Jefferson County, Myogeto did knowingly and intentionally distribute methamphetamine. Count 5 charges that from on or about June 15, 2010, to on or about February 20, 2013, in Jefferson County, Minor did knowingly and intentionally possess pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Count 6 charges that from on or about July 15, 2010, to on or about December 22, 2012, in Jefferson County, Snow did knowingly and intentionally possess pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Count 3 of this indictment pertains to another individual who has not yet been arrested.

With respect to Count 1, each defendant faces 5-40 imprisonment, up to a $5,000,000 fine, and no less than 4 years supervised release to follow incarceration.

With respect to Count 2, Cole faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and no more than 3 years supervised release to follow his incarceration.

With respect to Count 4, Myogeto faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $1,000,000 fine, and no less than 3 years supervised release to follow her incarceration.

With respect to Count 5, Minor faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and no more than 3 years supervised release to follow his incarceration.

With respect to Count 6, Snow faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and no more than 3 years supervised release to follow her incarceration.

An Indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. 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 investigation in this case was conducted by the Joint Narcotics Unit of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

 

 

 

 

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