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Southern Illinois and Missouri Residents Charged With Methamphetamine Offenses

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


On April 4, 2017, three southern Illinois and one Missouri resident were charged with a methamphetamine offense, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today.

Garrick E.R. Recker, a/k/a "Curtis Lowe," 26, of Lenzburg, Paige M. Gleghorn, 26, of Sparta, Jeremy J. Humphries, 31, a/k/a "Hump," and "Slick," of Tilden, and Derek L. Sumpter, 29, a/k/a "Doucher," of Cape Girardeau, were charged in a one-count superseding indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. The indictment alleges the offense occurred between 2015 and February 2017, in Perry, Randolph, Monroe, and St. Clair Counties. On April 6, 2017, Gleghorn made her initial appearance in federal court. She was ordered held without bond pending a May 15, 2017, jury trial. Recker, Sumpter, and Humphries had previously appeared in federal court and were also ordered held without bond pending trial.

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 4 years of supervised release, and a $5,000,000 fine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Randolph County States Attorney’s Office and the Monroe County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

Updated April 6, 2017

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