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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 23, 2014

Perry County Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On June 19, 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.

Brandon K. Loftis, 38, of Pinckneyville, pled guilty to the one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The offense occurred between 2012 and June 2013 in Perry, Jackson, Randolph, Franklin, and Williamson Counties. Evidence at the plea hearing established that Loftis was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Other persons supplied Loftis with pseudoephedrine pills for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. During an April 10, 2012, search warrant at Loftis’ Mulkeytown residence, agents located meth-making materials. Co-defendants Samantha J. Plumlee, 28, of Buckner, and April Rollinson, 35, of Centralia, have previously pled guilty to their roles in the methamphetamine conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing. Loftis, Plumlee, and Rollinson each face a term in federal prison of up to 20 years, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Drug Task Force, Illinois State Police/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, Murphysboro Police Department, DuQuoin Police Department, Pinckneyville Police Department, Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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

Updated February 19, 2015