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Friday, January 17, 2014

Jackson County Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On January 17, 2014, Daniel Loden, 30, of Grand Tower, Ill., 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.

Loden, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine offense, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $300. The offense occurred between March 2011 and March 2013 in Jackson County. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Loden was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. During the conspiracy, Loden supplied others with pseudoephedrine to use to cook methamphetamine. Two co-defendants have pled guilty to their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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

Updated February 19, 2015