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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Randolph County Resident Sentenced On Methamphetamine Offense

On March 17, 2015, Carmen J. Clover, 41, of Tilden, IL, was sentenced for her involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Clover, who had previously pled guilty to the one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and fined $200. The offense occurred between 2012 and March 2014, in Jackson, Randolph, and St. Clair Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Clover was involved with her husband, Allen Clover, and others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The Clovers often traveled together to obtain pseudoephedrine, which they would later provide to methamphetamine manufacturers. Co-defendants Allen Clover and Jimmy Richeson have pled guilty to their roles in the methamphetamine offense and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Tilden Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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

Updated March 18, 2015