Three Jasper County Residents Indicted On Methamphetamine Related Charges
David C. Halterman, 44, Ashley M. Attaway, 28, and Rebecca A. Moore, 36, all of Yale, IL, were indicted on December 3, 2013, on methamphetamine related charges in a three count Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.
Count 1 charged that from April 2013, until on or about October 12, 2013, in Jasper County, within the Southern District of Illinois, the State of Indiana, and elsewhere, Halterman, Attaway, and Moore did knowingly combine, conspire, and agree with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to knowingly and intentionally distribute methamphetamine. The amount involved in the conspiracy was 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Count 2 charged that on October 11-12, 2013, in Jasper County, Halterman did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. The total amount of methamphetamine involved was 50 grams or more.
Count 3 charged that from April 2013, until on or about October 12, 2013, in Jasper County, Moore did knowingly maintain a place, namely a residence located [in] Yale, Illinois, for the purpose of using and distributing a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.
With respect to Count 1, all three persons face penalties of 10 years to life in prison, up to a $10,000,000 fine, and at least 5 years supervised release to follow incarceration.
With respect to Count 2, Halterman faces penalties of 5-40 years in prison, up to a $5,000,000 fine, and at least 4 years supervised release to follow his incarceration.
With respect to Count 3, Moore faces penalties of up to 20 years in prison, up to a $500,000 fine, and up to 4 years supervised release to follow his incarceration.
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 investigation in this case was conducted by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The Jasper County State’s Attorney’s Office has assisted in the investigation in this case.
The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.