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

Monday, April 8, 2013

Pittsburg Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On April 5, 2013, Jason Scott Byrley, 35, of Pittsburg, Illinois, pled guilty in United States District Court in Benton to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced.

The conspiracy offense occurred between 2008, and January 30, 2012, in Williamson, Jackson, Saline, and Franklin Counties. Byrley’s offense carries possible penalties of a term in prison from 10 years to life, a fine of not more than $10 million, and at least 5 years’ supervised release. Sentencing is set for August 8, 2013.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Marion Police Department, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, Carrier Mills Police Department, Harrisburg Police Department, and United States Marshals Service.

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

Updated February 19, 2015