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Jefferson County Woman Convicted On Methamphetamine Related Charges

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

A Jefferson County woman was convicted on April 15, 2014, on methamphetamine related charges following a two day jury trial, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Julia Ann Snow, 52, of Mt.Vernon, Illinois, was convicted on all five counts (other counts involved other persons) in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from on or about June 2010, until on or about September 19, 2012, in Jefferson County, Snow and others conspired to knowingly and intentionally manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Count 4 charged that on July 5, 2012, Snow knowingly possessed equipment, chemicals, products, or materials used to manufacture methamphetamine. Counts 5, 6, and 7 charged that Snow knowingly possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, on three separate dates (December 16, 2011, August 25, 2011, and July 29, 2010).

Snow faces penalties ranging from a minimum of five years to a maximum of forty years in federal prison, up to a $5,000,000 fine, and at least 4 years supervised release to follow incarceration. Snow’s sentencing has been set for August 14, 2014, in Benton.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Joint Narcotics Unit of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated February 19, 2015