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Press Release

Randolph County Resident Charged With Methamphetamine Offense

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


On April 4, 2017, a Randolph County man was charged with a methamphetamine offense, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today.

Brian A. Mudd, 59, of Ruma, was charged in a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. The indictment alleges that the offense occurred between June 2016 and December 8, 2017, in Randolph County. On April 10, 2017, Mudd made his initial appearance in federal court. He was ordered held without bond pending an April 13, 2017, detention hearing.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The methamphetamine offense carries a maximum penalty of 5-40 years of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and a $5,000,000 fine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Chester Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Randolph County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorneys Amanda A. Robertson and Adam E. Hanna for prosecution.

Updated April 10, 2017

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