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Percy Woman Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy

March 4, 2013

On March 1, 2013, Kathy L. Griffin, 36, of Percy, IL, pled guilty in United States District Court in Benton to a one-count second superseding 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 Griffin was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Griffin obtained and supplied over 103 grams of pseudoephedrine for use during the manufacture methamphetamine.

Sentencing was set for June 6, 2013. At that time, Griffin faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, 4 years’ supervised release, and a fine of up to $1,000,000.

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.















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