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Press Release

Johnson County Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

On February 27, 2014, Aaron M. Trover, 32, of Vienna, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Trover, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine offense, was sentenced to 188 months in prison, 4 years of supervised release, and fined $400. The offense occurred between June 2010, and March 2012, in Johnson, Jackson, Saline, and Williamson Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Trover was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Trover manufactured methamphetamine and was also involved in obtaining anhydrous ammonia to be used to manufacture methamphetamine. The district court determined that Trover was responsible for the manufacture of approximately 840 grams of methamphetamine. Trover received an enhanced sentence based on his classification as a Career Offender.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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

Updated February 19, 2015