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Four Richland County Men Recently Sentenced On Methamphetamine Related Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2013

Four Richland County, IL, men were recently sentenced to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Zachary H. French, 24, of Claremont, IL, was sentenced on June 24, 2013. Zachary French was sentenced to 108 months in prison, 4 years supervised release, and was fined $200. Zachary French had previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from on or about July 2009, until on or about September 2012, in Richland County, Zachary French and others conspired to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Count 3 charged that July 6, 2009, to on or about July 8, 2012, in Richland County, Zachary French possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Bryan Alan Hanson, 49, of Parkersburg, IL, was sentenced on June 6, 2013. Hanson was sentenced to 180 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, and was fined $200. Hanson previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that on January 26, 2012, in Richland County, Hanson knowingly and intentionally manufactured methamphetamine. Count 3 charged that from April 2010, to on or about January 26, 2012, in Richland County, Hanson possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Warren Michael Morris, 33, of West Salem, IL, was sentenced on May 16, 2013. Morris was sentenced to 188 months in prison, 4 years supervised release, and was fined $200. Morris previously pleaded guilty to a federal indictment which charged that from February 2011, until on or about October 2012, in Richland County and Edwards County, Morris conspired to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Ronald L. French, 55, or Claremont, IL, was sentenced on May 16, 2013. Ronald French was sentenced to 135 months in prison, 4 years supervised release, and was fined $200. Ronald French previously pleaded guilty to two counts charging that from on or about July 2009, until on or about September 2012, in Richland County, and elsewhere, French and others conspired to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and that from on or about July 2009, until on or about September 2012, in Richland County, Ronald French did knowingly maintain a place, his residence in Claremont, Illinois, for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.

The investigation on all these cases was conducted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

The cases were handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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