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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Jackson County Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offense

On March 27, 2015, Jeffry M. Presutti, Jr., 37, of Pomona, Illinois, was sentenced on a methamphetamine offense, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Presutti, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $200.00. The offense occurred between April 2013 and October 2013, in Jackson County.

Evidence at the plea hearing established that Presutti was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Presutti sometimes manufactured methamphetamine at his Pomona residence. In October 2013, police officers and DCFS workers went to Presutti’s residence to investigate complaints that Presutti was manufacturing methamphetamine inside the residence, when children were present. Officers recovered a methamphetamine lab and observed evidence of multiple burned areas inside the residence. Presutti suffered methamphetamine-related burns when he fled from the officers. At sentencing, the district judge found that Presutti was responsible for the possession of more than 166 grams of pseudoephedrine, which was used for the manufacture of methamphetamine. Presutti’s sentenced was enhanced because his conduct created a substantial risk of harm to minors.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team and Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

Updated April 2, 2015