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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Randolph County Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On October 7, 2014, a Randolph County 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.

Seth T. Conway, 26, of Percy, 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 Conway was involved with co-defendant Tommy Tindall and others, in the manufacture of methamphetamine. During a February 20, 2014, search of a vehicle occupied by Conway and Tindall, agents located methamphetamine-making materials, and drug paraphernalia. A later search of a residence associated with Conway and Tindall revealed methamphetamine.

The methamphetamine offense carries a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a fine of $1,000,000. Conway is set for a sentencing hearing on January 21, 2015. Tindall, who has previously pled guilty to his role in the conspiracy, is set for a sentencing hearing on November 21, 2014.

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