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

Monday, April 7, 2014

Perry County Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On April 3, 2014, Ty W. Dusch, 50, of DuQuoin, 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.

Dusch, who had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine offense, was sentenced to 96 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $200. The offense occurred between 2011 and June 2013 in Jackson and Perry Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Dusch and others were obtaining pseudoephedrine for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. When officers executed a search warrant at a Murphysboro residence where Dusch was staying, they located methamphetamine and methamphetamine-making materials. At sentencing, the district court found that Dusch was responsible for 371.26 grams of pseudoephedrine. The district court increased Dusch’s sentence because Dusch violated the terms of his pre-trial bond.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The DuQuoin Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

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

Updated February 19, 2015