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

Monday, July 8, 2013

Saline County Woman Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Related Offense

Ashley Renee Uze, 27, of Harrisburg, Illinois, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Benton to an indictment charging her with possessing pseudoephedrine with the intent that it be used to manufacture methamphetamine, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced. The indictment, returned by a Federal Grand Jury on March 5th, alleged that the offense occurred on November 5, 2012.

Sentencing was set for October 24, 2013, at 11:00 a.m at the United States District Courthouse in Benton. At that time, Uze faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release to follow her incarceration.

Uze was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal to await sentencing.

The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.

Updated February 19, 2015