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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Two Clay County Men Sentenced In Federal Court On Methamphetamine Charges

Two Clay County men were recently sentenced to federal prison on methamphetamine charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

On May 27, 2015, Kevin L. Brown, 44, of Flora, Illinois, was sentenced to 188 months’ imprisonment, four years’ supervised release following his imprisonment, and was fined $200. Kevin Brown had previously pleaded guilty to one count in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from May 2012, to November 10, 2014, in Clay County, Kevin Brown conspired with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

In a separate case, on May 21, 2015, Christopher S. Brown, 33, of Flora, Illinois, was sentenced to 97 months’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release following his imprisonment, and was fined $200. Christopher Brown had previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from August 2012, to November 20, 2013, in Clay County, Christopher Brown conspired and agreed with others to knowingly and intentionally manufacture methamphetamine. Count 2 charged that from August 5, 2012, to on or about November 5, 2013, Christopher Brown knowingly and intentionally possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Flora Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated May 28, 2015