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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 18, 2014

Three Randolph County Residents Charged With Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On April 8, 2014, Allen W. Clover, Jr., 40, Carmen J. Clover, 40, and Jimmy L. Richeson, 51, all of Tilden, were charged by indictment with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

The offense occurred between 2012 and March 2014, in Jackson, Randolph, and St. Clair Counties. Carmen Clover made her initial appearance in federal court on April 14, 2014. At her April 15, 2014, detention hearing, she was ordered held without bond pending a June 16, 2014, jury trial. Allen Clover had previously appeared in federal court and is on bond pending jury trial. Richeson has not yet made his initial appearance.

The methamphetamine offense carries a penalty of up to 20 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a fine of $1,000,000.

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 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 February 19, 2015