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Perry County Resident Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offense

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

On August 6, 2015, Clinton W. Waters, 38, of DuQuoin, was sentenced for his involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Waters, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison, 3 years of supervised release, and fined $850.00. Waters was awarded 9 months credit for time served. The offense occurred between 2012 and September 2014, in Perry, Jackson, Randolph, Williamson, and Franklin Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Waters was involved with numerous other persons in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Waters was a methamphetamine cook and taught others how to manufacture methamphetamine. Waters received an enhanced sentence based on his classification as a Career Offender. Three co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Three co-defendants have pled guilty to their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

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

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

Updated August 7, 2015

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