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

Friday, November 3, 2017

Randolph County Resident Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Offense


On November 1, 2017, Brian A. Mudd, 59, Ruma, pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today. The offense occurred between June 2016 and December 8, 2016, in Randolph County. 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. Mudd is currently being held without bond pending a February 13, 2018, sentencing hearing.

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.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 6, 2017