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Press Release

Randolph County Resident Pleads Guilty

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


On October 15, 2015, Jessie J. Sheridan, 34, of Steeleville, pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Evidence at the plea hearing established that Sheridan was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The offense occurred between 2013 and June 2014, in Jackson, Randolph, and Perry Counties. The methamphetamine offense carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine. Sheridan is currently being held without bond pending his January 16, 2016, sentencing hearing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and Perry County Drug Task Force.

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

Updated October 19, 2015

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