Murphysboro Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy
On April 11, 2013, David A. Shockley, 36, of Murphysboro, IL, pled guilty in United States District Court in Benton to an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.
The offense occurred between January 2011, and January 2013, in Perry, Jackson, and Randolph Counties. Evidence at the plea hearing established that Shockley was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Shockley obtained pseudoephedrine for use during the manufacture methamphetamine and was also involved in the methamphetamine cooks.
Shockley is currently being held without bond pending an August 15, 2013, sentencing hearing. At that time, Shockley faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, 3 years’ supervised release, and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Six co-defendants 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.