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

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Perry County Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On August 8, 2014, a Perry County, Illinois, man pled guilty to an indictment, charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Thomas D. Tindall, 21, of Willisville, pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The offense occurred between 2012 and February 2014, in Jackson, Randolph, and Perry Counties. The factual basis for the guilty plea established that Tindall was involved with others, including juveniles, in the manufacture of methamphetamine. During a February 20, 2014, search of defendant’s vehicle and residence, agents located methamphetamine, methamphetamine-making materials, and drug paraphernalia. Tindall is currently being held without bond pending a November 21, 2014, sentencing hearing.

The methamphetamine offense carries a penalty of up to 20 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a fine of $1,000,000.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Coulterville Police Department, Randolph County Drug Task Force, Steeleville Police Department, Percy Police Department, Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Randolph County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

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

Updated February 19, 2015