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Union County Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Conspiracy

February 25,, 2013

On February 22, 2013, Charles J. Brimm, 25, of Anna, IL, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Brimm, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine charge, was sentenced to 70 months in prison, 4 years of supervised release, and fined $300. The offense occurred between 2010, and March 12, 2012, in Union, Jackson, and Saline Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearing established that Brimm was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. During the conspiracy, Brimm obtained over 100 grams of pseudoephedrine for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Two additional persons charged in this indictment have pled guilty to their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted during the investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.















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