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Press Release

Mason City Man Charged With Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

Peoria, Ill. – A Mason City, Ill., man, Teddy Lee, Jr., 25, of the 400 block of S. Keefer Street, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Peoria on Aug. 6, 2014, to face charges returned by a federal grand jury last week, as announced by Jim Lewis, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois. The three-count indictment charges Lee with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a stolen firearm. 

The indictment alleges that from the summer of 2013 to the present, Lee conspired with others to manufacture methamphetamine, that he possessed a firearm as a felon, and that he possessed a stolen firearm. The conspiracy allegedly involved more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine is life in prison, and a fine of up to $4,000,000. The maximum penalty for the offenses of felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm is 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney K. Tate Chambers. The charges are the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, and the Pekin Police Department.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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Updated June 22, 2015