Franklin County Woman Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Offense
On May 22, 2013, Rachel L. Mills, 33, of Mulkeytown, IL, plead 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 factual basis at the time of Mills’ plea established that, between August 2009 and September 4, 2012, Mills was involved with Joseph R. Green and others in the manufacture of methamphetamine in Jackson County. On September 4, 2012, Mills was arrested in Murphysboro after she attempted to steal lithium batteries to be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Mills is currently being held without bond pending her September 26, 2013, sentencing hearing. Green, who previously entered a guilty plea, is being held without bond pending a September 5, 2013, sentencing hearing. The methamphetamine offense carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1,000,000.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Murphysboro Police Department. The Jackson County State’s Attorney's Office also assisted in the investigation.
The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.