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Four Richland County Residents Indicted on Methamphetamine Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8 , 2013

Four Richland County residents were charged in separate indictments returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Timothy L. Garrard

Timothy L. Garrard, 32, of Olney, Illinois, was charged in a three count indictment. Count 1 charges that from on or about October 2011, until on or about November 2012, Garrard conspired to manufacture methamphetamine. Count 2 charges that from October 25, 2011, to October 29, 2012, Garrard possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Count 3 charges that on November 4, 2012, Garrard possessed with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing Hydrocodone.

On Count 1, Garrard faces penalties of up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $1,000,000 fine, and at least three years of supervised release. On Count 2, Garrard faces penalties of up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to four years of supervised release. On Count 3, Garrard faces penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment, up to a $500,000 fine, and at least two years of supervised release.

Brian Kelly Jenner

Brian Kelly Jenner, 50, of Olney, Illinois, was charged in a two count indictment. Count 1 charges that from on or about April 2010, to on or about September 2012, Jenner conspired to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Count 2 charges that from April 23, 2010, to September 13, 2012, Jenner possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

On Count 1, Jenner faces penalties of 5-40 years imprisonment, up to a $5,000,000 fine, and at least four years of supervised release. On Count 2, Jenner faces penalties of up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to four years of supervised release.

Carol R. Wille

Carol R. Wille, 44, of Noble, Illinois, was charged in a one count indictment. Count 1 charges that from January 10, 2010, to June 1, 2012, Wille possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Wille faces penalties of up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to four years of supervised release.

Jeffrey T. Wimberly

Jeffrey T. Wimberly, 45, of Olney, Illinois, was charged in a one count indictment. Count 1 charges that from February 2011, to on or about October 2012, Wimberly conspired to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Wimberly faces penalties of 5-40 years imprisonment, up to a $5,000,000 fine, and at least four years of supervised release.

With respect to all four defendants, 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 these cases was conducted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force, the Richland County States Attorney’s Office, and the Clay County States Attorney’s Office.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney George A. Norwood.

 

 

 

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